Launched in January 2019, the Entrepreneurship Center is pleased to offer pre-seed funding opportunities to all students at Ball State University. These grants are designed to assist students who are in the early-stages of venture creation and enable venture development.

To be eligible for the grants, a maximum of $2,500 per student, per semester, applicants must be registered Ball State University students. Pre-seed funding can be used to advance venture development and reach milestones including, but not limited to securing intellectual property, prototype development, product validation, or competing in external venture competitions to raise awareness or additional funds for their venture.

Applicants interested in applying for the grants must include in a Word document or PDF (1) Background on venture concept and progress thus far, (2) The requested award amount and what the funds will be used (i.e. budget), (3) When the funds will be used (i.e., timeline), and (4) Anticipated outcomes (i.e., how this will progress venture development). Applications cannot be for expenses already incurred and pre-authorization is required. 

For full list of requirements and additional details, click here. To apply, include the information above plus anything you want the pre-seed fund committee to know in a Word document or PDF to

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