Students Invited to Apply for Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Tim Leiser '16 developed the Do Good app through funding he received from the inaugural IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship.

Dec. 20, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Have an idea for the Next Big Thing? If so, apply for the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant.

The IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship will provide a student of any academic major with the opportunity to pursue an entrepreneurial idea under the supervision of a faculty member and the guidance of a successful entrepreneur. The program is designed to deepen research and creative competencies and help a student advance his or her business idea and prepare to take the idea to market.

Proposal applications for the next round of funding are due Feb. 13 by 4 p.m. to the Associate Provost’s office. Graduating seniors are not eligible for this round of funding, as students selected at the end of the spring 2017 semester will work on their ideas the following semester. Students may also take an independent course credit in the Department of Business Administration if they choose to do so.

More information about the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship is available by contacting Tara Gerstner, coordinator of entrepreneurial activities and adjunct instructor of business administration, at or at 556-3711.