The University of Evansville’s Institute for Global Enterprise was awarded a $20,000 Ball Venture Fund Award to support its Changemaker Incubator on campus.
The facility will support growing social enterprises and serve as a meeting space for entrepreneurs to meet, discuss ideas and connect with each other.
“Developing entrepreneurial ideas that make a difference in the world is something that resonates well with this generation of young people, and the impact they will make is profound,” Institute for Global Enterprise executive director for the Institute of Global Enterprise Jill Griffin said. “We are delighted about the possibilities this incubator space will provide for these Changemakers who are tackling important issues and offering fresh perspectives and innovative solutions.”
This facility will also support the university’s Changemaker Challenges including the High School Changemaker Challenge which awards scholarships to graduating high school students and for collegiate level projects the prize is funding toward initiatives.
The grant from Evansville was among four grants to be selected out of a total of 36 applications..
The facility is expected to open this year in the renovated Bower-Suhrheinrich Library.