Congratulations! You’ve just completed Startup Weekend Bloomington. To keep the momentum going on your project after the event or to help you pursue your future entrepreneurial endeavors in Bloomington, here’s a list of local resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses:
The Switchboard – An online, interactive directory of Bloomington’s resources for entrepreneurs. The site includes profiles of local organization willing to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses as well as local entrepreneurs bloomingtonswitchboard.com.
Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association – If you live or have a business located in the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone, you may be eligible for certain grants or professional development scholarships. For more information check out bloomington.in.gov/buea.
Cowork Btown – A local coworking space with a variety of membership options. More info at coworkbtown.com.
Blue Burro Workspace – A new coworking space in downtown Bloomington with flexible pricing options. More information at http://www.bburro.com/workspace/.
Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship – Provides free consulting to entrepreneurs and small businesses as well as entrepreneurship classes at Ivy Tech. More information at ivytech.edu/entrepreneurship.
Small Business Development Center – Provides free consulting to entrepreneurs and small businesses, gives clients access to market research tools, presents quarterly workshops, and assists businesses with Quickbooks. Sign up for an appointment at http://www.isbdc.org/services/.
Bloomington Economic Development Corp – Houses the B-Start Pre-Accelerator program for student startup companies and provides assistance to business owners. More information at bloomingtonedc.com.
Bloomington Technology Partnership – Partnership for Bloomington’s tech businesses. Provides programs like Code School, job listings in the tech sector, and business assistance bloomingtontech.com.
City of Bloomington, Department of Economic and Sustainable Development – Assists business owners in navigating local business regulations and provides resources like business academy online courses bloomington.in.gov/economiccivility.
IU Intellectual Property Clinic – The clinic provides a range of IP counseling services to clients judged to be in need of pro bono services. The clinic is certified for both patents and trademarks under the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Project. They also provide PatentConnect for Hoosiers. The project will link Indiana entrepreneurs with patent lawyers who have volunteered to provide pro bono patent prosecution services ip.indiana.edu.
VisionTech Angel Network – A statewide angel network with a Bloomington chapter. More information at visiontech-partners.com.
Hanapin Marketing – Hanapin Marketing is an industry-leading digital marketing agency that specializes in just one thing: pay-per-click advertising (PPC). And it’s our objective to make everyone better at it: ourselves, our clients, our peers—the entire industry www.hanapinmarketing.com.
Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Headquartered at the Kelley School of Business, JCEI has nationally-ranked academic programs provide you with a wide range of real-world entrepreneurial experiences through cross-campus initiatives with other university departments and involvement with the business community. More information at kelley.iu.edu/JCEI.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Principal undergraduate student organization for entrepreneurship at IU kelly.iu.edu/ceo.
Questions? Email the Startup Weekend Bloomington Organizing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.