By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
Learn by doing…start something today. We realize this list could be longer and likely is longer with all of the resources for Iowa State student entrepreneurs or students interested in pursuing their passions. What a great problem to have! So we start off with 8 of the resources that we think should be top of mind for any student at Iowa State trying to start something!
CYstarters is a 10-week summer accelerator for Iowa State students or recent graduates to focus on their startup or business idea. Students will receive $6,000 for individual or up to $12,000 per student team for the opportunity to spend their summer pursuing entrepreneurial aspirations.
Open to all Iowa State students or recent graduates (graduating no less than 6 months prior to summer). Applications will open Fall 2017 for Summer 2018.
The program will kickoff in May 2018.
Each spring semester at Iowa State University, students can apply for scholarship opportunities. These awards are targeted for students with an entrepreneurial spirit, along with other criteria specific to each award.
Applications will open in spring 2018. Learn more and apply here!
The Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is intended for Iowa university and college students with an interest in starting their own business. Three (3) seed grants in the amount of $5,000 are awarded to the top three business plans submitted in the competition. In addition, all finalists receive $500 if not chosen for the top awards.
Applications will open spring 2018!
Learn more and apply here!
The Innovation Pitch Competition is hosted every fall and spring semester by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community (EILC) for enrolled Iowa State students. Students have the chance to pitch their business concept or idea in a 90-second elevator pitch to a panel of judges. Cash prizes are awarded.
Save the date for September 21, 2017! Learn more here.
The Okoboji Entrepreneurship Institute (OEI) summer program is designed to provide students with a week-long immersion into entrepreneurship and business strategy and develop an outstanding network of peers and business professionals.
An annual competition for undergraduate students around the world to pitch plans for for-profit enterprises that impact society in meaningful ways. Students selected get the chance to participate in this prestigious two-day competition for undergraduate college students from around the world, presented by the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.
Learn more and apply here!
Students in the program will register for BusAd 292, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community Seminar, which meets on Tuesday mornings, from 9:30–10:50AM, in the fraternity house chapter room. The course includes an introduction to entrepreneurship and innovation, accompanied by field trips, guest speakers, mentoring, and hands-on learning activities.
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The primary purposes and goals of the Entrepreneur Club is to provides students who wish to pursue their own business interests (at some point) a chance to learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities. The club meets one to two times per month, and meetings are devoted to “real world” interactions with successful entrepreneurs.
We hope to see you at the next meeting! Learn more here.
If you need help with any of these applications or have questions, please contact the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship at firstname.lastname@example.org