"We want to show students just how fantastic the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana really are," added Kincius.
The Bureau at Hinge provides co-working with month-to-month memberships and office space with short term leases. The organization says students will be able to learn from entrepreneurs during class-time, when they could give an update on their venture success and ask questions about launching new startups or maintaining a small business.
“The Bureau is providing us with an immersion experience in entrepreneurial life by putting students in the middle of the start-up space,” said Morgan Vonderheide, BS’18. “This new classroom setting creates a more engaging experience because we are able to hear, see and learn about exactly what entrepreneurs do on a daily basis. We are also creating our own ventures, so we get a 360 feel of what it takes to succeed as business owners.”
"I remember walking in the first day to The Bureau, and thinking, 'Wow, this is really where our class is going to be,'" said Amadin Agho, BS'17. "Professor Steele always tells us - for a class like this, you need to be around people who are working to start their own businesses. It's been neat because I've been able to meet a Kelley Indy grad who works here, he's been giving me a few pointers on pitches, and I've already been able to get a number of business cards as well from others."
“This opportunity is not only valuable to students, but also to the small business owners and entrepreneurs who utilize our co-working space every day,” added Kincius. “Students bring fresh ideas and unique perspectives. Likewise, students will be exposed to a number of local companies and will be able to see what the small business culture is truly like in Indianapolis.”
“I believe this experience will create more opportunities for our students,” said Steele.