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We believe that in the world of entrepreneurship, you have to think boldly.   Now more than ever, there is a rising star that points this is the Age of Entrepreneurship– start something today and let’s work together.  Gone are the days of going it alone.  Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon.

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Events

May 23, 2018
CYstarters Community 2018 Kick-Off

It’s all about community as we kick-off the third summer for CYstarters! Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon–that’s why we know how special the Ames’ entrepreneurial community (and beyond Ames) is to programs like CYstarters.  We not only invite you to meet the student startups that…

It’s all about community as we kick-off the third summer for CYstarters! Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon–that’s why we know how special the Ames’ entrepreneurial community (and beyond Ames) is to programs like CYstarters.  We not only invite you to meet the student startups that…

It’s all about community as we kick-off the third summer for CYstarters! Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon–that’s why we know how special the Ames’ entrepreneurial community (and beyond Ames) is to programs like CYstarters.  We not only invite you to meet the student startups that…

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Entrebold News

April 24, 2018
ISU student team, Hurd Health Group wins $5,000 at Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Thirteen student teams representing Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College got the chance to pitch to John Pappajohn and his team at Equity Dynamics for the chance to win $5,000 for their business idea. The statewide finals were…

Thirteen student teams representing Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College got the chance to pitch to John Pappajohn and his team at Equity Dynamics for the chance to win $5,000 for their business idea. The statewide finals were…

Thirteen student teams representing Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College got the chance to pitch to John Pappajohn and his team at Equity Dynamics for the chance to win $5,000 for their business idea. The statewide finals were…

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April 19, 2018
Meet the 2018 CYstarters Cohort

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Today we grow. CYstarters has become the cornerstone program for Iowa State student entrepreneurs willing to actively pursue their own business idea and take a risk. Through the 10-week summer accelerator, we provide accountability, funding, collaborative workspace, mentorship, and bring in industry…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Today we grow. CYstarters has become the cornerstone program for Iowa State student entrepreneurs willing to actively pursue their own business idea and take a risk. Through the 10-week summer accelerator, we provide accountability, funding, collaborative workspace, mentorship, and bring in industry…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Today we grow. CYstarters has become the cornerstone program for Iowa State student entrepreneurs willing to actively pursue their own business idea and take a risk. Through the 10-week summer accelerator, we provide accountability, funding, collaborative workspace, mentorship, and bring in industry…

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April 5, 2018
Celebrating Women Who Create

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship There is no denying it. Women who create tell great stories. As we gear up for the first-ever Women Who Create conference, followed by SheTalks (a community-invited storytelling event), we want to share a few of the faces who you will have the…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship There is no denying it. Women who create tell great stories. As we gear up for the first-ever Women Who Create conference, followed by SheTalks (a community-invited storytelling event), we want to share a few of the faces who you will have the…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship There is no denying it. Women who create tell great stories. As we gear up for the first-ever Women Who Create conference, followed by SheTalks (a community-invited storytelling event), we want to share a few of the faces who you will have the…

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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