CYstarters’ Mentor Network

cystarters1CYstarters 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 dedicated to achieving their startup goals and pursuing entrepreneurial aspirations.

CYstarters’ Program, May 22 – July 28, 2017

Description of program activities:

  1. Accountability pitches:  The CYstarters 10-week program is designed so that every week the startup will have accountability pitches to the Pappajohn Center staff, mentors, and the rest of the startups.
  2. Educational sessions:  Each week we will focus on a different aspect for starting a business and the resources one might need.
  3. Panel discussions:  1-2 times per month, we will bring in an interactive panel made up of industry leaders to discuss specific topics as they relate to business, entrepreneurship, startups and more.
  4. Networking/Social events:  1-2 times per month, we will plan for various networking events and socials within the Ames and Des Moines startup communities.

Save the Date for the CYstarter Community 2017 Kick-off:  Thursday, May 25 (location and time TBD)


CYstarters' Mentor Network

Please let us know your interest and availability for mentorship or other ways you would like to be involved in the CYstarters' program.