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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.

Events

April 11, 2016
Reiman Speaker Series: Craig Culver, Cofounder of Culver’s

Meet Craig Culver Join us for this spring’s Reiman Speaker…

Meet Craig Culver Join us for this spring’s Reiman Speaker Series and luncheon with Craig…

Meet Craig Culver Join us for this spring’s Reiman Speaker Series and luncheon with Craig Culver as…

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June 30, 2016
IdeaFlow

IdeaFlow is a social event for the entire community.  We…

IdeaFlow is a social event for the entire community.  We want to see all kinds…

IdeaFlow is a social event for the entire community.  We want to see all kinds of people…

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August 16, 2016
Dream Big, Think BIGGER

Women, this event is for you. Thinking about starting a business?…

Women, this event is for you. Thinking about starting a business? This event is for you. Own…

Women, this event is for you. Thinking about starting a business? This event is for you. Own a business…

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Entrebold News

June 10, 2016
We’re Moving!

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, CyBIZ Lab, and ISU…

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, CyBIZ Lab, and ISU Small Business Development Center will…

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, CyBIZ Lab, and ISU Small Business Development Center will be moving…

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April 25, 2016
Meet the first cohort for CYstarters

The original article written at Medium.com Start something. We have…

The original article written at Medium.com Start something. We have always believed this simplistic approach…

The original article written at Medium.com Start something. We have always believed this simplistic approach when it…

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March 10, 2016
Meet the winners of the Iowa State Innovation Pitch Competition

The original article was written on Medium.com Standing up and…

The original article was written on Medium.com Standing up and talking in front of a…

The original article was written on Medium.com Standing up and talking in front of a crowd is…

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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.

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John Pappajohn Philanthropist & Founder and CEO of Equity Dynamics, Inc

It’s important that we find new ways to link what happens on campus with the private sector for entrepreneurial outcomes.  My fundamental belief is that people change people’s lives, and the more we can do to connect aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs with those who can impact their ultimate success, the better off we will be.

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Kevin Kimle Director, ISU Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative
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.
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Kevin Maher Founder of GlobalVetLink & VetMeasure

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.

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Tyler Fox Graduate & Co-Founder of ClinicNote