Student Organizations & Clubs

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

Annual Conference:

Members and officers of the club have the opportunity to travel to the National CEO Conference each fall.

So, if you are interested in owning your own business or just want to be involved in the entrepreneurial world…join the Entrepreneur Club and take advantage of the networking, resources, great programs, speakers and more!

Technology Entrepreneur Club

The mission of Technology Entrepreneur Club is to provide ISU students with educational panels, workshops and coworking designed to improve innovation and entrepreneurial skills. As an organization, TEC utilizes conferences and workshops (such as I/OWA and EntreFest) to extend the member’s networks in the startup community.  TEC strives to help members succeed in their ventures while developing a cultivation of student entrepreneurs involved in circuits, programming, design, and manufacturing.

CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization)

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CEO National Conference

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

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO Iowa)

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global business network that enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. EO’s vision is to build the world’s most influential entrepreneur community, which aligns with its mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.  The EO IOWA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides an opportunity for a limited number of Iowa college students and recent graduates to engage with EO mentors who will assist the fellow in achieving growth for his or her business with the goal of becoming a full EO member ($1 million in revenue). Individuals accepted into the program will commit to a two-year program.

ISU Ag Entrepreneurial Initiative

The Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AgEI) was established in 2005 with a $1.6 million gift from Roger and Connie Underwood.  Since its launch, the AgEI program has seen abundant growth in students and outreach programs. More than 300 students participate in events each year, allowing them to experience entrepreneurship first-hand. Outreach efforts have expanded to include an annual Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference (EAEC) as well as partnership opportunities through international and domestic courses.  Learn more at, http://www.agei.cals.iastate.edu.