Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus in partnership with Regional Innovation and Startup Education (RISE) is accepting applications for the spring 2023 Entrepreneur Certificate program. In three courses, students will be provided resources and networking opportunities to launch a successful startup or grow an existing business. Classes begin Jan. 17.

“We partner with the Ivy Tech Cook Center for Entrepreneurship and the Indiana Small Business Development Center to guide students in proof of concept, market research, business model canvas, marketing, and virtually any aspect of starting and running a business,” Sueann Graham, Garatoni School of Entrepreneurship program chair said. “We also provide opportunities for funding.”

Benefits of the certificate program include a cohort-style education, business networking, making pitches for funding, and creating business plans. This program has assisted in the launching of numerous businesses across Indiana.

“Our students have graduated and gone on to start successful businesses,” Graham said. “For those who did not start their business right away, they were able to secure a great position in a small business utilizing their entrepreneurial skills.”

For more information and to apply, fill out an online inquiry or contact program chair Sueann Graham at sgraham116@ivytech.edu or (812) 330-6361.

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.