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

2019 Fall Calendar of Events

Workshops: During these meetings, we will be having hands-on experiences learning skills and techniques to help students start businesses and succeed in the business world.

Focus Groups: During these meetings, students will be working together to throw their ideas around and help each other solve issues and build their ideas. Even if someone doesn’t have an idea for a business, they are encouraged to join!

Speakers: During the semester we will be having three speakers from different companies, these companies are formed by entrepreneurs from Iowa State. Students will be able to ask questions and learn from the experience of a more seasoned individual.


All meetings for fall will meet at Gerdin 2118 at 7:00 p.m.

September 18 Entrepreneur Club @ 7:00 p.m.
October 2 Entrepreneur Club @ 7:00 p.m.
October 16 Entrepreneur Club @ 7:00 p.m.
October 30 Entrepreneur Club @ 7:00 p.m.
November 13 Entrepreneur Club @ 7:00 p.m.
December 4 Entrepreneur Club @ 7:00 p.m.


Grayson Burgess
Vice President
Chris James
Jacob Stewart
Lauren Niehm
Community Outreach
Dawit Tilahun
Speakers/Field Trips
Andrew Heller
Judi Eyles


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 2019 CEO Conference will take place in Tampa, Florida on October 31 – November 2.  

Interested in attending?  Fill out the form below.  For questions, reach out to the ISU Entrepreneur Club president, Grayson Burgess: wburgess@iastate.edu

CEO Conference

Please let us know if you are committed to attending the CEO Conference by October 3, 2019. 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 http://www.isupjcenter.org/competitions/startup-pitch-event/
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