IDEA Bank | Troy University


Located on the Square in Downtown Troy, the IDEA Bank at Troy University will serve as the collaborative environment for connecting students, faculty, businesses, community, alumni and beyond - creating an environment where innovative ideas and expertise can be exchanged, creativity can be nurtured and entrepreneurial thought can develop. 



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 resources.


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 enviornment 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. 


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IDEA Bank in downtown Troy, Alabama

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TROY Entrepreneurship Minor

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Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program

The Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program will provide students with a collaborative, creative environment for learning. Students will learn to develop and defend their own opinions, to successfully pitch creative ideas and influence others to invest, engage and/or participate in their own ideas. This program is developed to bring together University resources to assist students with developing, creating, launching and sustaining their own businesses.

The Troy Bank & Trust Minor is available to students across all disciplines.




The State Normal School at TROY was established in 1887 under the leadership of school president, Joseph M. Dill. The institution was founded in downtown Troy, Alabama, where it was located for 42 years until the college moved to its present-day site. We see the opportunity to be back downtown as a sign of coming home for Troy University. This is where it all began over 130 years ago!