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Ames Seed Capital Annual Entrepreneur Showcase and Pitch Competition Tuesday, April 23 9:00am The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Thank you all for considering pitching your business at the Ames Seed Capital event. This event is broken up into two sessions. In the morning we will be holding an Entrepreneur Showcase, which is for companies actively seeking a significant level of funding. The showcase will give more developed companies…

Thank you all for considering pitching your business at the Ames Seed Capital event. This event is broken up into two sessions. In the morning we will be holding an Entrepreneur Showcase, which is for companies actively seeking a significant level of funding. The showcase will give more developed companies…

Thank you all for considering pitching your business at the Ames Seed Capital event. This event is broken up into two sessions. In the morning we will be holding an Entrepreneur Showcase, which is for companies actively seeking a significant level of funding. The showcase will give more developed companies…

Des Moines Tech Crawl Thursday, April 25 5:00pm Downtown Des Moines

WHAT IS the TECH CRAWL? DSM Tech Crawl is a one-night tour of Des Moines’ startup and tech community. This is a great opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and tour some of the coolest tech spaces in Des Moines, pub-crawl style. Meet with tech leaders, startup founders and young professionals as…

WHAT IS the TECH CRAWL? DSM Tech Crawl is a one-night tour of Des Moines’ startup and tech community. This is a great opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and tour some of the coolest tech spaces in Des Moines, pub-crawl style. Meet with tech leaders, startup founders and young professionals as…

WHAT IS the TECH CRAWL? DSM Tech Crawl is a one-night tour of Des Moines’ startup and tech community. This is a great opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and tour some of the coolest tech spaces in Des Moines, pub-crawl style. Meet with tech leaders, startup founders and young professionals as…

Guest Speaker – Lance Farrell (Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping) Thursday, April 25 5:30pm Morrill Hall - 1030

April 25, 5:30 – 6:30pm Morrill 1030 Lance will be sharing his story and answering questions. Lance Farrell Bio: Actively involved in Taekwondo since the age of 18, Founder Lance Farrell has always had a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.  In 1989, he opened Farrell’s U.S. Martial…

April 25, 5:30 – 6:30pm Morrill 1030 Lance will be sharing his story and answering questions. Lance Farrell Bio: Actively involved in Taekwondo since the age of 18, Founder Lance Farrell has always had a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.  In 1989, he opened Farrell’s U.S. Martial…

April 25, 5:30 – 6:30pm Morrill 1030 Lance will be sharing his story and answering questions. Lance Farrell Bio: Actively involved in Taekwondo since the age of 18, Founder Lance Farrell has always had a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.  In 1989, he opened Farrell’s U.S. Martial…

Young Entrepreneurship Convention Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27 12:00am Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Ames, Iowa

The Young Entrepreneur Convention is about bringing like-minded individuals together to change the world. YEC 2019 offers insight and motivation from founders and entrepreneurs who have “been there and done that” in establishing a business from the ground up. https://www.yeconvention.com/ Sign-up below for a free student ticket to YEC, sponsored by the ISU…

The Young Entrepreneur Convention is about bringing like-minded individuals together to change the world. YEC 2019 offers insight and motivation from founders and entrepreneurs who have “been there and done that” in establishing a business from the ground up. https://www.yeconvention.com/ Sign-up below for a free student ticket to YEC, sponsored by the ISU…

The Young Entrepreneur Convention is about bringing like-minded individuals together to change the world. YEC 2019 offers insight and motivation from founders and entrepreneurs who have “been there and done that” in establishing a business from the ground up. https://www.yeconvention.com/ Sign-up below for a free student ticket to YEC, sponsored by the ISU…

Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition Friday, April 26 12:00am

Sponsored by John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics, Inc., the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is intended for Iowa university and college students with an interest in starting their own business. Plans are judged based on a) Content of Plan and b) Viability of business idea. Three (3) seed grants in the…

Sponsored by John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics, Inc., the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is intended for Iowa university and college students with an interest in starting their own business. Plans are judged based on a) Content of Plan and b) Viability of business idea. Three (3) seed grants in the…

Sponsored by John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics, Inc., the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is intended for Iowa university and college students with an interest in starting their own business. Plans are judged based on a) Content of Plan and b) Viability of business idea. Three (3) seed grants in the…

CYstarters Community 2019 Kick-Off Thursday, May 23 4:30pm ISU Core Facility, Attrium/Lobby

It’s all about community as we kick-off the fourth summer for CYstarters! Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon–that’s why we know how special the Ames’ entrepreneurial community (and beyond Ames) is to programs like CYstarters.  We not only invite you to meet the student startups that…

It’s all about community as we kick-off the fourth summer for CYstarters! Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon–that’s why we know how special the Ames’ entrepreneurial community (and beyond Ames) is to programs like CYstarters.  We not only invite you to meet the student startups that…

It’s all about community as we kick-off the fourth summer for CYstarters! Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon–that’s why we know how special the Ames’ entrepreneurial community (and beyond Ames) is to programs like CYstarters.  We not only invite you to meet the student startups that…

CYstarters Demo Day Thursday, August 1 10:00am ISU Core Facility, Attrium/Lobby

Save the date for the CYstarters Demo Day:  Thursday, August 1  from 10-12:30pm at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility.  Each of the startups participating in the 10-week summer accelerator will be presenting and we will be celebrating the end of the program.  Iowa State faculty, students and the public…

Save the date for the CYstarters Demo Day:  Thursday, August 1  from 10-12:30pm at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility.  Each of the startups participating in the 10-week summer accelerator will be presenting and we will be celebrating the end of the program.  Iowa State faculty, students and the public…

Save the date for the CYstarters Demo Day:  Thursday, August 1  from 10-12:30pm at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility.  Each of the startups participating in the 10-week summer accelerator will be presenting and we will be celebrating the end of the program.  Iowa State faculty, students and the public…

Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education Conference Thursday, October 17 - Saturday, October 19 12:00am Iowa State University

Sixth Annual Conference Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education October 17-19, 2019 Iowa State University Ames, Iowa https://societyaee.org/register

Sixth Annual Conference Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education October 17-19, 2019 Iowa State University Ames, Iowa https://societyaee.org/register

Sixth Annual Conference Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education October 17-19, 2019 Iowa State University Ames, Iowa https://societyaee.org/register

Women Who Create™ Conference Thursday, October 24 ISU Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, Iowa

As women entrepreneurs creating in Iowa, it’s vital to gather and celebrate women entrepreneurs proving we can start something, take the lead, and be successful. The Women Who Create™ Conference brings together women entrepreneurs, women business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and individuals of all genders who support women entrepreneurs for a full day of…

As women entrepreneurs creating in Iowa, it’s vital to gather and celebrate women entrepreneurs proving we can start something, take the lead, and be successful. The Women Who Create™ Conference brings together women entrepreneurs, women business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and individuals of all genders who support women entrepreneurs for a full day of…

As women entrepreneurs creating in Iowa, it’s vital to gather and celebrate women entrepreneurs proving we can start something, take the lead, and be successful. The Women Who Create™ Conference brings together women entrepreneurs, women business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and individuals of all genders who support women entrepreneurs for a full day of…