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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.

EntreBOLD is for you– to be inspired, to discover, to take action, scale, and to grow from.

 

ENTREBOLD NEWS

Events

February 19, 2019
College-by-College Pitch Off – Ivy College of Business

The College-by-College Pitch Off is back!  The event takes place in all seven colleges at Iowa State University.  Students will have the chance to deliver a 90-second pitch about an idea or business they are working on to a panel of judges for cash prizes.  In addition to a cash…

The College-by-College Pitch Off is back!  The event takes place in all seven colleges at Iowa State University.  Students will have the chance to deliver a 90-second pitch about an idea or business they are working on to a panel of judges for cash prizes.  In addition to a cash…

The College-by-College Pitch Off is back!  The event takes place in all seven colleges at Iowa State University.  Students will have the chance to deliver a 90-second pitch about an idea or business they are working on to a panel of judges for cash prizes.  In addition to a cash…

Event Details
February 20, 2019
CYstarters Info Session

Want to learn more about the cornerstone program for young entrepreneurs at Iowa State? Attend the upcoming info session on all things CYstarters!  Diana Wright will be sharing specific details about the 10-week summer program, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and…

Want to learn more about the cornerstone program for young entrepreneurs at Iowa State? Attend the upcoming info session on all things CYstarters!  Diana Wright will be sharing specific details about the 10-week summer program, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and…

Want to learn more about the cornerstone program for young entrepreneurs at Iowa State? Attend the upcoming info session on all things CYstarters!  Diana Wright will be sharing specific details about the 10-week summer program, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and…

Event Details
February 21, 2019
Guest Speaker – Erin Rollenhagen

The Digital Women club is bringing Erin Rollenhagen, a local entrepreneur who started the tech company Entrepreneurial Technologies, to talk on campus. This speaker is open to the public. Erin graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Economics and MIS. She began her career as a developer with…

The Digital Women club is bringing Erin Rollenhagen, a local entrepreneur who started the tech company Entrepreneurial Technologies, to talk on campus. This speaker is open to the public. Erin graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Economics and MIS. She began her career as a developer with…

The Digital Women club is bringing Erin Rollenhagen, a local entrepreneur who started the tech company Entrepreneurial Technologies, to talk on campus. This speaker is open to the public. Erin graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Economics and MIS. She began her career as a developer with…

Event Details

Entrebold News

February 7, 2019
EntreBOLD: February Edition

Supporting Startups with Connections, Advice & Caffeine The inaugural meeting of 1 Million Cups Ames, a local chapter of the national Wednesday morning networking group for community and entrepreneurs, will launch February 6 in the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop.

Supporting Startups with Connections, Advice & Caffeine The inaugural meeting of 1 Million Cups Ames, a local chapter of the national Wednesday morning networking group for community and entrepreneurs, will launch February 6 in the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop.

Supporting Startups with Connections, Advice & Caffeine The inaugural meeting of 1 Million Cups Ames, a local chapter of the national Wednesday morning networking group for community and entrepreneurs, will launch February 6 in the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop.

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January 30, 2019
HomePainter wins $15,000 at Ivey Business Plan Competition in Ontario

HomePainter wins $15,000 at Ivey Business Plan Competition in Ontario January 30, 2019 –A team of two Iowa State University students traveled to London, Ontario, Canada to compete in the Western University Ivey Business Plan Competition held January 25-26.  Eighteen teams of undergraduate and graduate level university students from the…

HomePainter wins $15,000 at Ivey Business Plan Competition in Ontario January 30, 2019 –A team of two Iowa State University students traveled to London, Ontario, Canada to compete in the Western University Ivey Business Plan Competition held January 25-26.  Eighteen teams of undergraduate and graduate level university students from the…

HomePainter wins $15,000 at Ivey Business Plan Competition in Ontario January 30, 2019 –A team of two Iowa State University students traveled to London, Ontario, Canada to compete in the Western University Ivey Business Plan Competition held January 25-26.  Eighteen teams of undergraduate and graduate level university students from the…

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January 28, 2019
Casey’s General Stores + CyBIZ Lab

Understanding the current state of Casey’s labor force through an outside perspective The Case for Casey’s General Stores Nearly everyone in the Midwest has had a Casey’s experience. Known for its famous, made-from-scratch pizza, Casey’s is the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. Food forward, they give a whole…

Understanding the current state of Casey’s labor force through an outside perspective The Case for Casey’s General Stores Nearly everyone in the Midwest has had a Casey’s experience. Known for its famous, made-from-scratch pizza, Casey’s is the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. Food forward, they give a whole…

Understanding the current state of Casey’s labor force through an outside perspective The Case for Casey’s General Stores Nearly everyone in the Midwest has had a Casey’s experience. Known for its famous, made-from-scratch pizza, Casey’s is the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. Food forward, they give a whole…

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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