General Assistance

Bloomington Technology Partnership

Government-affiliated organization growing technology businesses in Bloomington. Reach out via email for resources to get involved in the community, which is a program made to support entrepreneurs.

Shoemaker Entrepreneurship Mentoring Sessions

Monthly, free service which entails successful entrepreneurs providing advice to students on idea viability. The topic of mentoring sessions may vary from legal advice to product management advice from entrepreneurs in industry.

Contact: Travis J. Brown


Legal Services

Intellectual Property Clinic

Patent and Trademark certified clinic providing pro bono counseling and advice.

IU Student Legal Services

Non-profit offering IU students confidential advice on legal issues.

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Ice Miller Startup Law Advisory Sessions

Indianapolis-based law firm providing free, initial consultation to student startups in partnership with the Shoemaker Innovation Center.

Contact: Travis J. Brown

Elmore Law Clinic

Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

Business-focused law firm providing planning and legal advice by law students.


Project Entrepreneur

Project Entrepreneur aims to accelerates the growth of female founded companies by increasing their investment readiness connecting them to capital and investor networks. Project Entrepreneur has trained more than 1,800 female founders who have raised ~$60M in funding. This 5 week program is for female founded startups.

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The Shoebox

Student startup incubator providing dedicated office space and a shared conference room, as well as business development services. Teams in The Shoebox are assigned a client manager and expected to spend at least 10 hours a week in the center. The Shoebox is an on campus space located in Luddy Hall.

Contact: Travis J. Brown

Website: The Shoebox

Learning & Development

Social B-Corp

A nonprofit serving a global movement of people. Social B-Corp uses business as a force of good, with the purpose that companies, “benefit all stakeholders, not just shareholders.”

Contact: The Lab

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UITS – IT Training

UITS offers resources to learn and develop technological skills through Indiana University content. UITS additionally runs a help desk to solve university related tech trouble.

Protolab @ Informatics East

Protolab is a point of support in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of IU. Students can engage in a variety of projects, workshops, and research in a makerspace.