About

Fueling Iowa Businesses

Located in Iowa State University’s Research Park, the Pappajohn Center is the catalyst that brings together the people and ideas necessary for launching and growing successful enterprises. Whether the undertaking is a student initiated enterprise, a new small business, a high technology start-up, or a corporate spin-off, the Pappajohn Center provides assistance and resources to aid the development process and support the entire launch of a new venture.

The Center has two primary objectives:

  • to create a culture that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation
  • to provide the tools necessary for building and improving Iowa’s businesses