Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Turn your great ideas into the products and services of tomorrow

Open to all Luddy students and the broader IU community, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program helps students seize their future and do things that have never been done before.

We support aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs through a clinic, workshops, mentoring, scholarships, and workspace.

A springboard for success

While Adam Sobol was an undergrad studying informatics, he founded CareBand, which uses wearable sensors to monitor the movement and daily activity of seniors living with dementia.

Luddy helped Adam develop the skill set to succeed with CareBand by exposing him to several forms of computing. Winning an IU entrepreneurship competition helped, too: Adam got money to turn his idea into reality and learned a lot from pitching to a group of distinguished Luddy and IU alumni.

Velocity Conference in Silicon Valley

Each year, a group of Luddy graduate students travels to Silicon Valley to learn firsthand from successful tech entrepreneurs. You pay for transportation, and donors cover the food, hotel, and logistics costs. Grad students, we’ll email you when the application for the next Velocity Conference goes live.

Learn about the Velocity Conference


Dr. Cynthia Zimm, M.D.

Cynthia Zimm, M.D.

Division Chief, Nationwide Children's Hospital