MatchBOX Coworking Studio is partnering with Ivy Tech in Lafayette to help prepare students to join the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Officials say the arrangement is intended to be mutually beneficial.
Students in the Entrepreneurship Program will have access to guest lectures, field trips, and mock business pitch competitions, while MatchBOX will be able to work with students who may have ideas for new business ventures.
Ivy Tech Lafayette Chancellor David Bathe says the real-world experience is invaluable.
MatchBOX Coworking Studio is scheduled to open in a few weeks on South Sixth Street, next to the county library.
It is being modeled after similar co-working communities in Washington DC, Chicago, Fishers, Indiana, and Philadelphia.