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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

March 27, 2019
Info Session – Student Business Plan Competition

Want to learn more about the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition?  Attend the upcoming info session about the competition. We will be sharing specific details about the competition, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and for us to email you materials before…

Want to learn more about the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition?  Attend the upcoming info session about the competition. We will be sharing specific details about the competition, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and for us to email you materials before…

Want to learn more about the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition?  Attend the upcoming info session about the competition. We will be sharing specific details about the competition, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and for us to email you materials before…

Event Details
April 5, 2019
ISU INNOVATION PRIZE

One Weekend, 3 Bold Challenges, An Abundance of Rewards Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 6, 2019 The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is a new incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of April 5-6, 2019.  The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the event. …

One Weekend, 3 Bold Challenges, An Abundance of Rewards Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 6, 2019 The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is a new incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of April 5-6, 2019.  The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the event. …

One Weekend, 3 Bold Challenges, An Abundance of Rewards Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 6, 2019 The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is a new incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of April 5-6, 2019.  The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the event. …

Event Details
April 5, 2019
TCU Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition

A unique annual competition for undergraduate students around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community or a specific population. Presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. http://neeley.tcu.edu/vandv/

A unique annual competition for undergraduate students around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community or a specific population. Presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. http://neeley.tcu.edu/vandv/

A unique annual competition for undergraduate students around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community or a specific population. Presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. http://neeley.tcu.edu/vandv/

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Entrebold News

March 18, 2019
John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition to Once Again Award $100,000 in Cash Prizes

  Iowa City, Iowa – Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being accepted. The fourteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes. The $100,000 in seed funding consists of a $50,000 contribution from John and Mary Pappajohn and a $50,000 match from the…

  Iowa City, Iowa – Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being accepted. The fourteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes. The $100,000 in seed funding consists of a $50,000 contribution from John and Mary Pappajohn and a $50,000 match from the…

  Iowa City, Iowa – Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being accepted. The fourteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes. The $100,000 in seed funding consists of a $50,000 contribution from John and Mary Pappajohn and a $50,000 match from the…

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March 14, 2019
The Road to the Iowa State Innovation Pitch: Meet the Winners

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship   All throughout the month of February, students stirred up business ideas and crafted 90-second pitches to compete in pitch-offs held in all seven colleges at Iowa State University. The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the second annual College-by-College Pitch Off, awarding 21…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship   All throughout the month of February, students stirred up business ideas and crafted 90-second pitches to compete in pitch-offs held in all seven colleges at Iowa State University. The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the second annual College-by-College Pitch Off, awarding 21…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship   All throughout the month of February, students stirred up business ideas and crafted 90-second pitches to compete in pitch-offs held in all seven colleges at Iowa State University. The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the second annual College-by-College Pitch Off, awarding 21…

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March 12, 2019
EntreBOLD: March Edition

Last week, the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the Innovation Pitch Competition.  Over 25 students presented their incredible business pitches on stage at The Maintenance Shop.  Judges had a difficult time selecting the four category winners.  Special thanks to Renewable Energy Group, Workiva, Ames Economic Development Commission,…

Last week, the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the Innovation Pitch Competition.  Over 25 students presented their incredible business pitches on stage at The Maintenance Shop.  Judges had a difficult time selecting the four category winners.  Special thanks to Renewable Energy Group, Workiva, Ames Economic Development Commission,…

Last week, the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the Innovation Pitch Competition.  Over 25 students presented their incredible business pitches on stage at The Maintenance Shop.  Judges had a difficult time selecting the four category winners.  Special thanks to Renewable Energy Group, Workiva, Ames Economic Development Commission,…

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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