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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

August 1, 2019
CYstarters Demo Day

Save the date for the CYstarters Demo Day:  Thursday, August 1  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 Demo Day:  Thursday, August 1  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 Demo Day:  Thursday, August 1  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…

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August 24, 2019
Smart Start Workshop

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, August 24, 2019 Location: TBD The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “crash course” workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business.  You will learn various topics such as insurance,…

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, August 24, 2019 Location: TBD The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “crash course” workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business.  You will learn various topics such as insurance,…

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, August 24, 2019 Location: TBD The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “crash course” workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business.  You will learn various topics such as insurance,…

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August 28, 2019
WelcomeFest

Learn about entrepreneurship at Iowa State at this fall’s Welcomefest!  The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship will have spot + looks forward to welcoming new and current ISU students back to campus.  

Learn about entrepreneurship at Iowa State at this fall’s Welcomefest!  The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship will have spot + looks forward to welcoming new and current ISU students back to campus.  

Learn about entrepreneurship at Iowa State at this fall’s Welcomefest!  The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship will have spot + looks forward to welcoming new and current ISU students back to campus.  

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Entrebold News

June 26, 2019
EntreBOLD: June Edition

CYstarters helps Iowa State student entrepreneurs speed up success so they can pursue their passions and create the future Through the 11-week program, startups receive funding (between $6,500-$13,000), mentorship, accountability from the Pappajohn Center staff, collaboration space within the ISU Research Park, and expert leaders coaching them on business topics…

CYstarters helps Iowa State student entrepreneurs speed up success so they can pursue their passions and create the future Through the 11-week program, startups receive funding (between $6,500-$13,000), mentorship, accountability from the Pappajohn Center staff, collaboration space within the ISU Research Park, and expert leaders coaching them on business topics…

CYstarters helps Iowa State student entrepreneurs speed up success so they can pursue their passions and create the future Through the 11-week program, startups receive funding (between $6,500-$13,000), mentorship, accountability from the Pappajohn Center staff, collaboration space within the ISU Research Park, and expert leaders coaching them on business topics…

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May 8, 2019
EntreBOLD: May Edition

The statewide Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition was held in Des Moines on April 26.  Twelve student businesses representing Drake University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University had the opportunity to pitch to John Pappajohn & the Equity Dynamics team.

The statewide Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition was held in Des Moines on April 26.  Twelve student businesses representing Drake University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University had the opportunity to pitch to John Pappajohn & the Equity Dynamics team.

The statewide Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition was held in Des Moines on April 26.  Twelve student businesses representing Drake University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University had the opportunity to pitch to John Pappajohn & the Equity Dynamics team.

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May 1, 2019
Meet the 2019 CYstarters Cohort

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship The CYstarters experience has helped 44 Iowa State students and recent graduates start 35 businesses since the program began in 2016. Today we grow, again. We are excited to announce the 15 student entrepreneurs that will participate in CYstarters this summer. The…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship The CYstarters experience has helped 44 Iowa State students and recent graduates start 35 businesses since the program began in 2016. Today we grow, again. We are excited to announce the 15 student entrepreneurs that will participate in CYstarters this summer. The…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship The CYstarters experience has helped 44 Iowa State students and recent graduates start 35 businesses since the program began in 2016. Today we grow, again. We are excited to announce the 15 student entrepreneurs that will participate in CYstarters this summer. 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