The IDEA Center’s mission is to inspire an understanding of entrepreneurial thinking and innovative practices to promote creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial mindset.

We are here to connect students to resources to help them nurture and grow their ideas, whether they be business enterprises or non-profit organizations – if you have an idea or a solution to a problem, we want to help you explore and develop.

Useful Resources

Need to do Market Research? Check out this Market Research guide to get the full story on why you need it, the two kinds it includes (primary and secondary research), and tools to help you do it. Find it here at the MCC Library or download it: Market Research Guide

Looking for an example of how to do Market Research? Find it at the MCC Library or download here Farm to Table Restaurant Example. 

Want to open a business? Here are a few essentials:

Need to develop a prototype or do small-scale manufacturing via making and creating your product?

Do you need to protect your intellectual property?

Are you interested in making a food product?

Are you interested in making beauty products?

Explore what your state and local governments offer

Looking for funding? Stop by the IDEA Center and we can help you navigate what would work best for you!

Looking for additional mentoring/counseling? And networking?

Looking for incubator space?

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