Anderson, Indiana

Flagship Enterprise Center

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Flagship Enterprise Center

Anderson University is the only member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) to have its own state-certified business incubator. The Flagship Enterprise Center (FEC) provides business support services and a unique environment which increases the probability of business success. More than 50 businesses are affiliated with the FEC, and its activities are responsible for creating more than 1,000 jobs in the local community.

AU students have numerous opportunities to work alongside the business start-ups. This may occur through Anderson Media Group, Students in Free Enterprise, internships, or class projects. If you walk through the FEC, you are likely to run into graduates of the Falls School of Business who are now employed full-time in one of the firms.

Created through a partnership between Anderson University and the City of Anderson, the Flagship Enterprise Center serves as a new business incubator and growth stage business accelerator. Through its client-specific Client Support Program, the FEC helps emerging companies become independently viable. Located at I-69 and Martin Luther King Blvd. (exit 222) in Anderson, the FEC provides ongoing contact with management consultants, university researchers, student mentoring programs and access to capital.

The FEC and its partners seek to encourage and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit within the community. The Flagship Enterprise Center is both an educational and technological incubator, helping businesses develop and transition their technologies into real world applications and products in global markets. The FEC is one of the largest such centers in Indiana.