START-UP: Students Given Business Opportunities | Business
Simpson College is bringing together mentors, students and existing businesses in the hope of cultivating new enterprise.
Students have been invited to make their business ideas a reality under the new collaborative venture launched by the college, the Indianola Development Association and Indianola Municipal Utilities.
“We are all very excited about the potential for this project,” Simpson President John Byrd said. “We believe the partnership will benefit Indianola and Simpson College in both the short and long term by nurturing and growing ideas that are beneficial to everyone.”
The initiative will integrate the Indianola area, and surrounding communities, with the greater Des Moines metro tech economy.
More than 25 Simpson students have already agreed to work on their senior Capstone Projects through the new initiative receiving academic credit for their work.