BLOOMINGTON – Steve Bryant, executive director of the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College and regional director for the Indiana Small Business Development Center, traveled to Zagreb, Croatia to teach a two-week course in entrepreneurship and innovation at Algebra University College in its eMBA program.

“In addition to teaching for two-weeks at Algebra University College, I conducted a one-day workshop on the same topic [entrepreneurship and innovation] for non-degree seeking students,” Bryant said. “I also consulted with students on their business start-up projects as we regularly do at Ivy Tech’s Cook Center for Entrepreneurship.”

The eMBA students at Algebra University College served in management roles at various telecommunications companies and other businesses in the Zagreb region. Students worked in groups to develop ideas for new technologies.

“We applied the tools and processes that we utilize for Ivy Tech Community College students and for clients of the Cook Center to help them better organize their ideas and create business pitch presentations, as entrepreneurs would to real-world investors,” Bryant said. “Students learned to think like small business owners.”

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About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.