Established as a result of the passage of HEA 1251 in 2011, the Young Entrepreneurs Program assists young entrepreneurs in making their business plans become a reality in Indiana. The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), in partnership with the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), works with local and regional communities to provide incentives to the college-aged entrepreneurs who dream of owning their own business. These incentives can include but are not limited to: free rent, grants, loans, utility support, etc. in exchange for the Young Entrepreneur agreeing to locate their start-up business within the community.
Qualified participants must be enrolled in an educational institution located in the state of Indiana or graduated from an educational institution located in the state of Indiana within the last three years.
Participants will be required to submit business plans to the ISBDC for consideration in the program. Once approved, the participants will have an opportunity to attend a pre-event workshop in their area where coaching and feedback will be given by community leaders and business professors. Business plans should include the following:
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For information on the Young Entrepreneurs Program, contact Noelle Dunckel, Program Coordinator, at 317-232-0160 or [email protected] . The Young Entrepreneurs Program is presented by the ISBDC, in partnership with OCRA and the IEDC.