State Farm Hall of Business

Means Center to foster entrepreneurship through research

At its heart, the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Illinois State University seeks to foster entrepreneurship through teaching, impactful outreach programs, and research, according to Avimanyu Datta, Ph.D....
Firesmart Fire Teepee

Long-held entrepreneurial dreams now a reality for alum

For as long as he can remember, Zach Mroczkowski '17 has been an entrepreneur....
Dr. Avimanyu Datta named new director of the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Avimanyu Datta named new director of the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Avimanyu Datta, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies....
Illinois State student Blake Whittle

Startup aims to bring live high school sports to more homes

Illinois State senior Blake Whittle has always had a passion for high school sports. Now, he is using the skills he learned at Illinois State to turn that passion into a business of his own....
Illinois State has been an important part of CHSI from the beginning of the program: Here are a few current CHSI leaders: Illinois State Professor Chris Merrill (left), Illinois State students Blake Whittle and Thomas Moore, and CHSI Director Paul Ritter

Celebrating High School Innovators program helps students drive innovation

Illinois State University is part of Celebrating High School Innovators, a program designed to encourage, award, and showcase innovative students from across the state....
StartUp Showcase Participants

Means Center dedicated to help students get fledgling business ideas off the ground

The George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Illinois State University is dedicated to helping students get business ideas off the ground and, thanks to an alumni endowment, is equipped to provide financial assistance for young entrepreneurs....
Illinois State students next to the photo dome.

Illinois State entrepreneurs look to shake up e-commerce industry

A startup that received a big boost from Illinois State University is looking to make waves in the e-commerce industry. ...
Andrew Frey holding giant winner sign

History, science, and culture … delivered

Meteorites, dinosaur bones, and World War II relics are among thousands of items in the shippable museum being built by new elementary teacher Andrew Frey ’18. ...
Startup Showcase participants 2017

Startup Showcase 2017 winners announced

Each fall, the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies invites entrepreneurial-minded students of all disciplines to spotlight their innovative business ideas and compete for funds to get their concepts off the ground through the Startup Showcase. ...
Binapro team presents

Illinois State University student startup showcase competition, November 3

Student entrepreneurs will compete for financial support and in-kind professional services during the Startup Showcase business competition on November 3,...