April 10, 2017 at 1:45pm

Business representatives of the Chicago International Trade Commissioner's Association recently spent a few days in Decatur, Ill., learning about the Decatur economy and opportunities in the area for business development and expansion.

The representatives made visits to the Archer Daniels Midland Co. facilities, including its intermodal ramp that is part of the Midwest Inland Port, Mueller Water Products and Millikin University.  

April 4, 2017 at 10:45am

A new Millikin University student-run business venture could be making its way to central Illinois. Four Millikin business students launched a coffee shop for a short period of time called Blue Brew, located in the Hickory Point Bank Building in downtown Decatur, Ill.

The students tested the market with a one-week pop-up shop from April 3-7; the shop was open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

March 24, 2017 at 10:30am

BluSolar, a Millikin University student-led startup, has been accepted into the Iowa Startup Accelerator's (ISA) spring 2017 cohort. BluSolar, along with Global Healthcare Integrators (GHI), are the first startups to participate in ISA's new structure: a rigorous 12-month commitment where mandatory programming is condensed to Fridays to increase flexibility for entrepreneurs.  

March 10, 2017 at 2:30pm

A recent study has shown that the number of Illinois university startup businesses have surged to a record high. Illinois universities produced 285 startups in 2016, which is up 95 percent from the previous year. From 2012 to 2016, Illinois universities produced more than 800 startups, which is up nearly 100 percent compared to 2009–2013, according to the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition's (ISTC) annual report.

March 10, 2017 at 10:15am

The annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference is an opportunity for faculty and students to attend workshops and share best practices in entrepreneurship as artists. This year's conference, held Feb. 24-25 in Lisle, Ill., featured the 8th annual SEA College Juried Art Show where Millikin students took home two awards.

March 7, 2017 at 11:30am

The Xi Sigma chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) International Honor Society in Business was installed at Millikin University during a ceremony held on Feb. 23 in Lower Richards Treat University Center on Millikin's campus.

Millikin's Tabor School of Business inducted 36 inaugural members during the ceremony, and two honorary members – Millikin President Dr. Patrick White and Millikin Provost Dr. Jeffery Aper.

February 27, 2017 at 1:30pm

BluSolar, a Millikin University student-led startup, recently placed runner-up at the Cleantech University Prize (UP) Pitch Competition in early February. The event was held at the Polsky Center for Innovation at the University of Chicago. BluSolar was one of eight innovative university-based cleantech companies in the Midwest competing for a chance to win $50,000.

February 22, 2017 at 12:30pm

Millikin University's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship (ISE) received a contribution of $10,000 from 300 Below, Inc. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The contribution will support the continued growth of the Institute's Undergraduate Fellows Program, which provides Millikin students with a stipend to perform real-world projects with commercial applications in collaboration with private companies.

February 13, 2017 at 12:30pm

Millikin University student-led startup BluSolar had an impressive showing at the Cleantech University Prize (UP) Pitch Competition on Feb. 9, finishing in second place. The competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, was held at the Polsky Center for Innovation at the University of Chicago, and featured eight innovative university-based cleantech companies in the Midwest competing for a chance to win $50,000.

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