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BLDD Architects and Millikin University's Center for Entrepreneurship have been working in tandem this summer to develop a dynamic ecosystem for entrepreneurs, explorers, scientists, innovators and contributors in downtown Decatur, Ill., called Idea-to-Incubator (i2i).
 
Idea-to-Incubator is a program designed to support Millikin University's entrepreneurial students through Performance Learning. An exciting collaboration, i2i couples BLDD's creative environment and innovative business practices with the Center for Entrepreneurship's mentoring and resources to provide student start-ups with the ideal support system to move ideas into reality.
 
BLDD and Millikin University's Center for Entrepreneurship will host an open house for guests to get an inside look at the Idea-to-Incubator program today from 2 – 4 p.m. at BLDD Architects, located at 100 N. Merchant St. in Decatur.
 
Guests will have an opportunity to check out the budding co-work space featuring Millikin University's Idea-to-Incubator student start-up businesses; explore virtual reality architecture demos; bring design challenges to the third-floor "IDEA BAR" for problem solving over a cold drink with BLDD's architects and designers; and sample food and drinks from Millikin's Blue Brew, Decatur Brew Works, Del's Popcorn Shop and Wildflour Artisan Bakery.

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