Regional Entrepreneurship Center

You’ve got a start-up Business or an Entrepreneurial Venture idea. We’ve got mentors, entrepreneurial knowledge and the facility to make something amazing. So let’s team up! It’s time to make some new business magic!

Become a true entrepreneur with the Life.Changing. Regional Entrepreneurship Center at Indian Hills Community College!

Do you own a start-up or early-stage enterprise with less than five years under your new company’s belt? Do you have a product or service that fits our mission? Is your enterprise located in the Indian Hills region, or do you plan to move it to the Indian Hills region?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, WE WANT YOU!

Find your new mentor, pick your classes and hold on to your business plan. It’s time to make some new business magic! You know it’s going to be Life.Changing.

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Business BasicsThe Regional Entrepreneurship Center offers tons of services to all start-up businesses in the region!

  • Business Training Programs
  • Connections to College/Corporate Partners
  • Financial Management
  • Identifying Potential Capital/Finance Sources
  • Legal Assistance
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Networking Activities
  • Product Research and Development

The space we offer includes:

  • High Speed Internet
  • Utilities
  • Access to breakroom
  • Conference Room
  • Restrooms
  • Training Room
  • Staffed reception area
  • Business advisors located on site



Our mission is to have a measurable, positive impact on economic growth in the 10-county Indian Hills region by incubating start-up and early-stage companies, both in the Regional Entrepreneurship Center and in community-based centers.

We partnered up to bring you a Life. Changing. experience!

Below is a list of the businesses we have partnered with to ensure a Life. Changing. experience for our clients at the Regional Entrepreneurship Center.

U.S. Economic Development AdministrationU.S. Economic Development Administration

"To lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy."

Learn more about the U.S. Economic Development Administration, here.

Ottumwa Regional Legacy FoundationOttumwa Regional Legacy Foundation

Our mission is to improve the health, education, and vitality of the Ottumwa, IA area.

Learn more about the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, here.

Rotary Club of OttumwaRotary Club of Ottumwa

The Rotary Club of Ottumwa meets at noon every Monday at the Hotel Ottumwa.

Learn more about the Rotary Club of Ottumwa, here.


Wapello County Board of SupervisorsWapello County Board of Supervisors

The Wapello County Board of Supervisors is a body of 3 legislative representatives who are elected to four-year terms. Current board members include: Greg Kenning, Jerry Parker and Brian Morgan.

Learn more about the Wapello County Board of Supervisors, here.


You can take entrepreneurial training classes at the Regional Entrepreneurship Center too! Click the button below to browse all of the classes you can take at the Regional Entrepreneurship Center.

Entrepreneurial Training Classes