We recognize that TROY students from all disciplines have incredible ideas for new
ventures but could use some assistance in bringing those ideas to reality. Our goal
is to foster that creative energy as ideas develop. The IDEA Bank offers an environment that formalizes connections, expertise, education and resources
for student entrepreneurs.
By offering the opportunity for students to interact with alumni entrepreneurs, business
leaders, etc., the IDEA Bank connects University and community resources to students. This connection creates an
important interface for our students that will provide a variety of game-changing
The IDEA Bank serves as a hub of innovation for our students, alumni entrepreneurs,
business and community leaders. Creating this inspirational environment for students enables
them to think creatively, while providing tools needed to compile a strategy for launching,
implementing and sustaining their business.
The IDEA Bank brings our Small Business Development Center educational programs and support to TROY
students and the community. It also offers a unique learning environment for classes
within the Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program. With courses to learn the mindset
of entrepreneurs, designers and artists, the IDEA Bank serves as an economic engine for community development, growth and prosperity.