Bloomington — Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Entrepreneurship program and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) of Southwest Central Indiana are collaborating to host an Entrepreneur That! conference on Thursday, June 27. The one-day event is designed to provide attendees with resources and next steps to get their businesses and ideas off the ground.

At the event, attendees will hear talks, engage in workshops, and network. Professionals from the South Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), Ivy Tech, and local entrepreneurs will be on hand to provide practical tips and industry connections.

The agenda includes presentations from Kristi and Kelsie-Risk Reyes, founders of the successful Pink House Sweets (formerly Diamond K Sweets); the ISBDC; Ivy Tech instructor, Monique Dallas, on social media and marketing for businesses, the Ivy Tech Entrepreneurship program, and more.

Ivy Tech’s Entrepreneurship program has assisted in the launching of numerous businesses in our community. This event is meant to connect aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources and inspiration they need to create their own businesses."

– Sueann Graham, program chair for entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Bloomington

Tickets are $10 for students or $20 for general admission. Funds raised support the SWE. The event will take place at Ivy Tech Bloomington in Shreve Hall.

Visit the conference webpage for more information and to purchase tickets.

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers more than 40 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at, call 812-330-6013, or email For information on free, short-term training programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit

About the South Central Indiana Small Business Development Center
The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC), which is housed within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, helps small businesses start, grow, finance, innovate, and transition through no-cost, confidential business advising and training. The Indiana SBDC was established in 1985 with funding support from the U.S. Small Business Administration and State of Indiana and has worked with over 50,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses.

About the Society of Women Engineers of Southwest Central Indiana
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWI is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women in southwest central Indiana. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

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.