Entrepreneur Club

Iowa State Entrepreneur Club

The primary purposes and goals of the Entrepreneur Club are 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.

Members of the Club:

  • Network with business people
  • Learn about being an entrepreneur
  • Attend meetings to hear from real entrepreneurs
  • Connect to speakers and business consultants
  • Attend programs and events

2018 Fall Calendar of Events

August 22nd – WelcomeFest at the Memorial Union
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

September 5th – ClubFest on Central Campus
11:00AM to 5:00 p.m.

September 12th – Entrepreneur Club meeting at the Memorial Union, Gold Room
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Tom Durkin, founder of Ames Fitness Center

September 26th – Entrepreneur Club field trip to the ISU Research Park
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

October 4th – ISU Innovation Pitch Competition at the Memorial Union, M-Shop
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

October 10th –  Entrepreneur Club meeting at the Memorial Union, Gold Room
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dave Sly, founder of Proplanner

October 24 – Entrepreneur Club meeting at the Memorial Union, Oak Room
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dereck Lewis, founder of Thelma’s Cookies

November 1st – 3rd  – Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) Conference at Kansas City
Annual Conference (Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization): Members and officers of the club have the opportunity to travel to the National CEO Conference each fall.

November 14th – Entrepreneur Club meeting at the Memorial Union, Room 3512
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Martin Gross, founder of Gross-Wen Technologies

CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization)

Iowa State Chapter021

CEO has over 800 college students, faculty, and young entrepreneurs from around the world attend the 2 ½ day CEO National Conference to network, learn, and be inspired to pursue their entrepreneurial passions. Over 80 outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their ideas and expertise as to how they launched their businesses, the lessons they’ve learned, and where they are today.

Past speakers have included the founders of:

Redbox, Chuck E Cheese, Jimmy Johns, The Keurig Company, As Seen On TV, Inc.

Southwest Airlines and Shark Tank judge, Kevin Harrington

The 2018 CEO Conference will take place in Kansas City, Missouri on November 1st through 3rd.  

Interested in attending?  Fill out the form below.  For questions, reach out to the ISU Entrepreneur Club president, Chris James:  chris906@iastate.edu

CEO Conference

Please let us know if you are committed to attending the CEO Conference by October 4th, 2018. Spots are limited to the first 20 students to fill out this form!
    Suggested to book hotel rooms.
    The overall pitch winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to CEO Conference to compete at the National Pitch Competition during the conference. Please register at www.isupjcenter.org/competitions/innovation-pitch
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