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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

September 25, 2019
Business Pitch Workshop

Pitch Workshop Craft your 90-second elevator pitch for the upcoming pitch competitions at Iowa State & beyond!  Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn how to quickly and effectively tell your story for any audience. Register Below While you’re at it…make sure you’re registered for the Startup Pitch Event on Thursday, October…

Pitch Workshop Craft your 90-second elevator pitch for the upcoming pitch competitions at Iowa State & beyond!  Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn how to quickly and effectively tell your story for any audience. Register Below While you’re at it…make sure you’re registered for the Startup Pitch Event on Thursday, October…

Pitch Workshop Craft your 90-second elevator pitch for the upcoming pitch competitions at Iowa State & beyond!  Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn how to quickly and effectively tell your story for any audience. Register Below While you’re at it…make sure you’re registered for the Startup Pitch Event on Thursday, October…

Event Details
September 26, 2019
Raising Capital Seminar

RAISING CAPITAL SEMINAR – SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 Startup company founders in Greater Des Moines (DSM) will have the opportunity to learn from other entrepreneurs and startup investors on how to raise equity capital. This full-day event will take participants through all of the steps necessary and provide a complete roadmap…

RAISING CAPITAL SEMINAR – SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 Startup company founders in Greater Des Moines (DSM) will have the opportunity to learn from other entrepreneurs and startup investors on how to raise equity capital. This full-day event will take participants through all of the steps necessary and provide a complete roadmap…

RAISING CAPITAL SEMINAR – SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 Startup company founders in Greater Des Moines (DSM) will have the opportunity to learn from other entrepreneurs and startup investors on how to raise equity capital. This full-day event will take participants through all of the steps necessary and provide a complete roadmap…

Event Details
October 3, 2019
Startup Pitch Event

ISU Startup Pitch Event Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | ISU Memorial Union, M-Shop Registration is limited to first 30 ISU students to apply! The Startup Pitch Event is hosted every fall by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students have the chance to pitch their business concept…

ISU Startup Pitch Event Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | ISU Memorial Union, M-Shop Registration is limited to first 30 ISU students to apply! The Startup Pitch Event is hosted every fall by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students have the chance to pitch their business concept…

ISU Startup Pitch Event Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | ISU Memorial Union, M-Shop Registration is limited to first 30 ISU students to apply! The Startup Pitch Event is hosted every fall by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students have the chance to pitch their business concept…

Event Details

Entrebold News

August 13, 2019
EntreBOLD: August Edition

Discover the Innovators at the Iowa State Fair, and more!

Discover the Innovators at the Iowa State Fair, and more!

Discover the Innovators at the Iowa State Fair, and more!

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July 22, 2019
CYstarters Spotlight Story: Flourish

This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2019 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or business idea while receiving $6,500 or up to $13,000, along with mentorship, accountability, and educational sessions on how to build…

This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2019 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or business idea while receiving $6,500 or up to $13,000, along with mentorship, accountability, and educational sessions on how to build…

This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2019 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or business idea while receiving $6,500 or up to $13,000, along with mentorship, accountability, and educational sessions on how to build…

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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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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