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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.

 

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Events

January 30, 2019
Elevator Pitch Workshop

Master the art of delivering a 90-second elevator pitch…just in time for the College-by-College Pitch Off this February!    The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship team will host a pitch workshop for Iowa State students on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:15 to 6:30PM.  Location: Memorial Union, Room 3534 Learn how…

Master the art of delivering a 90-second elevator pitch…just in time for the College-by-College Pitch Off this February!    The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship team will host a pitch workshop for Iowa State students on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:15 to 6:30PM.  Location: Memorial Union, Room 3534 Learn how…

Master the art of delivering a 90-second elevator pitch…just in time for the College-by-College Pitch Off this February!    The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship team will host a pitch workshop for Iowa State students on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:15 to 6:30PM.  Location: Memorial Union, Room 3534 Learn how…

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February 4, 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 5, 2019
College-by-College Pitch Off – Human Sciences

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…

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Entrebold News

January 23, 2019
Enrollement rises for entrepreneurship major at Iowa State

Leaders of Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business are expecting to see growth in the school’s entrepreneurship major to continue, and possibly quadruple over the next five years. Currently, there are 56 students enrolled in the major, which was first launched in the fall of 2017. That is up…

Leaders of Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business are expecting to see growth in the school’s entrepreneurship major to continue, and possibly quadruple over the next five years. Currently, there are 56 students enrolled in the major, which was first launched in the fall of 2017. That is up…

Leaders of Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business are expecting to see growth in the school’s entrepreneurship major to continue, and possibly quadruple over the next five years. Currently, there are 56 students enrolled in the major, which was first launched in the fall of 2017. That is up…

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January 22, 2019
EntreBOLD: January Edition

Danny O’Neill, the founder and owner of The Roasterie Coffee, Inc. took a trip to Costa Rica during high school where he fell in love with coffee.  After working for 10 years in marketing, he took a risk and started roasting coffee in his basement in 1995.  He now roasts…

Danny O’Neill, the founder and owner of The Roasterie Coffee, Inc. took a trip to Costa Rica during high school where he fell in love with coffee.  After working for 10 years in marketing, he took a risk and started roasting coffee in his basement in 1995.  He now roasts…

Danny O’Neill, the founder and owner of The Roasterie Coffee, Inc. took a trip to Costa Rica during high school where he fell in love with coffee.  After working for 10 years in marketing, he took a risk and started roasting coffee in his basement in 1995.  He now roasts…

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December 4, 2018
EntreBOLD: December Edition

Happy Holidays from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship!As we at the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship look back over 2018, we remember with gratitude all of the people who help define the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa, and beyond.  Looking forward, it is our role to continue to help the people who bring…

Happy Holidays from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship!As we at the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship look back over 2018, we remember with gratitude all of the people who help define the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa, and beyond.  Looking forward, it is our role to continue to help the people who bring…

Happy Holidays from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship!As we at the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship look back over 2018, we remember with gratitude all of the people who help define the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa, and beyond.  Looking forward, it is our role to continue to help the people who bring…

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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