Steve Bryant Executive Director, Cook Center for Entrepreneurship
Steve Bryant serves as the Executive Director of the Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington and also as Regional Director for the South Central Small Business Development Center.
In his role at the Cook Center for Entrepreneurship, Steve oversees Ivy Tech’s only center of excellence in entrepreneurial studies. Steve managed the successful development of the Center and is leading its programs to support students and small business owners in the Ivy Tech-Bloomington region. Steve also manages the South Central SBDC and is responsible for small business starts and growth in the South Central Indiana region.
Steve has previously held positions within government, not-for-profit and life sciences industry. Steve served as the Business Development & Marketing Manager for BioConvergence (now Singota Solutions), a small life sciences business in Bloomington, the founding Director of the Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership, Vice President of the Indiana Health Industry Forum, owned a small consulting business and was an aide to US Senators Richard G. Lugar and Dan Coats.
Steve’s professional career has allowed him to be skilled in program development, strategic management, communications, marketing, business development, and government/public relations. Steve has a BS in political science from Indiana University, a Masters in Business Administration from WGU Indiana, is married and lives in Bloomington.