Bloomington— Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus in partnership with Regional Innovation and Startup Education (RISE) is offering a Fall 2021 Entrepreneur Certificate program that prepares students to bring their business ideas to life.

In two semesters, students will gain the tools needed for a successful startup or to improve an existing business. For Ivy Tech Business Administration majors, completion of the Entrepreneur Certificate counts toward earning an associate degree.

Benefits of the certificate program include a cohort-style education, business networking with potential investors and lenders, creating business plans for launch, and becoming an entrepreneur and your own boss. To date, this program has assisted in the launching of numerous businesses across Indiana.

For more information and to apply, go online or contact department chair Dr. Sydney Mmadi, DBA at or 812-330-6312.

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 degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.