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Events

July 19, 2018
Startup Ames – First Shot

We are excited to announce the next First Shot event on Thursday, July 19th from 7:30AM-9AM! In the month of July, each of the First Shot events will feature two of the startups participating in the CYstarters student accelerator at Iowa State University. The intensive 10-week accelerator program is offered…

We are excited to announce the next First Shot event on Thursday, July 19th from 7:30AM-9AM! In the month of July, each of the First Shot events will feature two of the startups participating in the CYstarters student accelerator at Iowa State University. The intensive 10-week accelerator program is offered…

We are excited to announce the next First Shot event on Thursday, July 19th from 7:30AM-9AM! In the month of July, each of the First Shot events will feature two of the startups participating in the CYstarters student accelerator at Iowa State University. The intensive 10-week accelerator program is offered…

Event Details
July 26, 2018
Startup Ames – IdeaFlow

IdeaFlow is a social event for the entire community. We want to see all kinds of people from each of these communities collide: business, tech, creative, music, university, stay-at-home mom–everyone is welcome! The first beer will be free, thanks to our sponsor. IdeaFlow event is from 4:30-7:00pm at Torrent Brewing…

IdeaFlow is a social event for the entire community. We want to see all kinds of people from each of these communities collide: business, tech, creative, music, university, stay-at-home mom–everyone is welcome! The first beer will be free, thanks to our sponsor. IdeaFlow event is from 4:30-7:00pm at Torrent Brewing…

IdeaFlow is a social event for the entire community. We want to see all kinds of people from each of these communities collide: business, tech, creative, music, university, stay-at-home mom–everyone is welcome! The first beer will be free, thanks to our sponsor. IdeaFlow event is from 4:30-7:00pm at Torrent Brewing…

Event Details
August 1, 2018
CYstarters Finale Event

Save the date for the CYstarters Finale Event:  Wednesday, August 1st  from 10-12:30pm at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility.  Each of the startups participating in the 10-week summer accelerator will be presenting and we will be celebrating the end of the program.  Iowa State faculty, students and the public…

Save the date for the CYstarters Finale Event:  Wednesday, August 1st  from 10-12:30pm at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility.  Each of the startups participating in the 10-week summer accelerator will be presenting and we will be celebrating the end of the program.  Iowa State faculty, students and the public…

Save the date for the CYstarters Finale Event:  Wednesday, August 1st  from 10-12:30pm at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility.  Each of the startups participating in the 10-week summer accelerator will be presenting and we will be celebrating the end of the program.  Iowa State faculty, students and the public…

Event Details

Entrebold News

June 28, 2018
CYstarters Spotlight: Lunchsox

By Gracen Kostelecky, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2018 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or business idea while receiving $6,500 or up to $13,000, along with mentorship,…

By Gracen Kostelecky, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2018 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or business idea while receiving $6,500 or up to $13,000, along with mentorship,…

By Gracen Kostelecky, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2018 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or business idea while receiving $6,500 or up to $13,000, along with mentorship,…

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June 21, 2018
Accountability sessions give ISU student startups time to set benchmarks

This story is part of a series from ISU News Service about CYstarters, Iowa State’s startup accelerator that helps students become entrepreneurs.  Find the original article at ISU News Service. It was a lecture his freshman year at Iowa State University that sparked Ryan True’s idea for a business to…

This story is part of a series from ISU News Service about CYstarters, Iowa State’s startup accelerator that helps students become entrepreneurs.  Find the original article at ISU News Service. It was a lecture his freshman year at Iowa State University that sparked Ryan True’s idea for a business to…

This story is part of a series from ISU News Service about CYstarters, Iowa State’s startup accelerator that helps students become entrepreneurs.  Find the original article at ISU News Service. It was a lecture his freshman year at Iowa State University that sparked Ryan True’s idea for a business to…

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June 13, 2018
An update from KinoSol: Sending 1,000 food dehydrators to Africa

KinoSol is sending 1,000 food dehydrators to Africa An update from KinoSol, a former CYstarters’ team (2016 program) KinoSol, with the support of those possessing a drive to increase food security, is equipping people in eastern Africa with solar-powered food dehydrators. From June 1 through August 31, KinoSol will be…

KinoSol is sending 1,000 food dehydrators to Africa An update from KinoSol, a former CYstarters’ team (2016 program) KinoSol, with the support of those possessing a drive to increase food security, is equipping people in eastern Africa with solar-powered food dehydrators. From June 1 through August 31, KinoSol will be…

KinoSol is sending 1,000 food dehydrators to Africa An update from KinoSol, a former CYstarters’ team (2016 program) KinoSol, with the support of those possessing a drive to increase food security, is equipping people in eastern Africa with solar-powered food dehydrators. From June 1 through August 31, KinoSol will be…

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They Don't Want You To Know This...

But entrepreneurs are some of the most fascinating people. But why do we find them so fascinating?

  • Entrepreneurs Start something + take lead
  • Entrepreneurs Vision + create where they want to be + are open to the possibilities
  • Entrepreneurs Pursue their passions and don’t fall for normalcy.
  • Entrepreneurs Live a self-directed life + are committed to not give up
  • Entrepreneurs Succeed or fail fast—But one thing is for certain, they’re always learning

So whether you come from an entrepreneurial background or maybe you just learned how to spell entre-pre-neur,

We believe that an adventure in entrepreneurship is worth starting while at Iowa State.

Start Your Entrebold Adventure At ISU

Get to Know the Ames Entrepreneurial Landscape

It’s an exciting time for entrepreneurship in Ames…

Now, more than ever the resources, the minds + the ability to overcome, grow + be bold is apparent.

And guess what?

We would love to help you in anyway we can — whether it’s a connection within Iowa State, a live-case study for your business led by a student team, business counseling and training, or locating space within ISU Research Park.

Help us get to know you + where you fit in the entrepreneurial landscape in Ames!

Since 1996, the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship has helped fuel businesses in Iowa. We want to take you from “I have an idea” to “I run a million billion-dollar company.” And we know it’s possible.

To think boldly. Go big. And transform the world.

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers offer a comprehensive entrepreneurial program for learning.  My goal in establishing the centers is to educate and train adults and students to give them confidence…so that they can become successful entrepreneurs.

John Pappajohn Philanthropist & Founder and CEO of Equity Dynamics, Inc
The atmosphere of entrepreneurial spirit is alive within the talent and resources of the ISU Pappajohn Center. The team at the ISU Pappajohn Center is always eager and very capable of offering assistance, especially during the early stages of new businesses.  We have also had the pleasure of working with CyBIZ Lab that is based at the Center, which has been a great resource of talented students for market research and business planning.  The connection with Iowa State University students, for internships, as well as faculty that support the entrepreneurial spirit of new businesses, isa great asset for any business that establishes their initial roots here.
Kevin Maher Founder of GlobalVetLink & VetMeasure

CYstarters and everyone involved really helped me kick things up a notch and helped make my business actually come to life.  Without the help and resources to completely dedicate to my business, I know this summer wouldn’t have been nearly as successful!

Megan Sweere Founder of Home Sweet College Home

Through both the Entrepreneurship Seminar Class and Ag Entrepreneurship class, we knew of the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. That’s where we met Judi Eyles. We actually met with Judi twice a month as a sounding board, and more importantly, keeping us accountable. It was having this accountability and support that had the biggest impact for us. We want people to know that the Pappajohn Center is THE outlet for encouraging entrepreneurship.

Tyler Fox Graduate & Co-Founder of ClinicNote