a blog for entrepreneurs & startups

Hoosier Founders to Compete at Crossroads

This year we added detailed information about the eight criteria our judges use to evaluate presentations. Founders can use those tips and the judging rubric to make sure they’re putting their best foot forward.

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New Trades District Advisory Board Named

We’re building a dynamic entrepreneurial neighborhood that channels Bloomington’s unique spirit and attracts the young professional talent and innovation-driven companies that can drive our economy forward.

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PROPELS Accelerator Success and Recap

The PROPELS Accelerator equips entrepreneurs with valuable knowledge for working with the Crane Tech Transfer Office for licensing technology and building companies around Navy technology patents.

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Who’s Writing This Blog for entrepreneurs and startups?

The Mill is the heart of Bloomington’s startup ecosystem and its largest coworking space. As a nonprofit, we rely on membership fees and event space rentals, and on some very generous sponsors, too. Most importantly, we are entrepreneurs leading entrepreneurs!

The Mill provides access to a community of peers and mentors. In addition, we offer programs to turn innovative ideas and technologies into business concepts, as well as capacity-building resources, and access to startup capital.

Hundreds of members and dozens of companies call our beautiful coworking space home. Our diverse members include techies, solopreneurs and small companies,, for example, as well as freelancers, creatives, and remote workers. You can join for the coworking amenities, or join for the entrepreneurial support. We’re always energized by the great people we meet at The Mill!