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Cook Center for Entrepreneurship

Who We Are

The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington provides practical tools and resources for students, engages the community, and fosters entrepreneurship in the region we serve.

Founded in 2010 to honor one of the region's most successful entrepreneurs, Bill Cook, the Cook Center embodies Mr. Cook’s philosophy of "ready, fire, aim" entrepreneurship by giving students and local residents the skills and resources they need to start and grow businesses.


Monroe, Morgan, Lawrence, Martin, Greene, Brown, Orange, and Owen Counties


Troy Phelps, Assistant Director
Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship
501 N. Profile Parkway, Bloomington, IN 47404
812-330-6255 |

Academic Programs Offered

  • Ivy Tech Bloomington offers an Entrepreneurship Certificate program where you can get your business idea off the ground. In two semesters, students gain the skills and resources needed to launch a successful startup or grow their existing business.

    This program is cohort-based and offered in partnership with Regional Innovation and Startup Education (RISE).

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