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We lost a dear friend and colleague this week.  Ted was passionate about his work, his clients, and was a huge supporter of the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. We will miss him so very much.

Ted and his family have kindly requested memorials be directed to the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship.  To honor Ted’s memory, memorials may be directed to the Iowa State Foundation or by mail at the address below (for checks, please provide a memo notation “Ted Bair memorial”).

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
2505 University Blvd.
Ames, IA  50010
Memo:  Ted Bair Memorial

 


We believe that in the world of entrepreneurship, you have to think boldly.   Now more than ever, there is a rising star that points this is the Age of Entrepreneurship– start something today and let’s work together.  Gone are the days of going it alone.  Entrepreneurs thrive best where they have communities to draw upon.

EntreBOLD is for you– to be inspired, to discover, to take action, scale, and to grow from.

ENTREBOLD NEWS

Events

June 18, 2020
Des Moines Tech Crawl

POSTPONED New Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020   DSM Tech Crawl 2020 is a one-night tour of Des Moines’ startup and tech community. This year’s crawl, presented by Kingland, 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…

POSTPONED New Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020   DSM Tech Crawl 2020 is a one-night tour of Des Moines’ startup and tech community. This year’s crawl, presented by Kingland, 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…

POSTPONED New Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020   DSM Tech Crawl 2020 is a one-night tour of Des Moines’ startup and tech community. This year’s crawl, presented by Kingland, 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…

Event Details
October 10, 2020
Smart Start Workshop

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, October 10, 2020 Location: 1805 Collaboration Place CORE Facility The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “crash course” workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business.  You will learn various…

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, October 10, 2020 Location: 1805 Collaboration Place CORE Facility The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “crash course” workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business.  You will learn various…

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, October 10, 2020 Location: 1805 Collaboration Place CORE Facility The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “crash course” workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business.  You will learn various…

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Entrebold News

May 14, 2020
EntreBOLD: May Edition

It’s Time To Meet The CYstarters 2020 Cohort! Attend the virtual kickoff Thursday, May 21 @ 12:30 p.m.  The CYstarters experience has helped 60 Iowa State University students and graduates start 50 businesses since the program began in 2016.

It’s Time To Meet The CYstarters 2020 Cohort! Attend the virtual kickoff Thursday, May 21 @ 12:30 p.m.  The CYstarters experience has helped 60 Iowa State University students and graduates start 50 businesses since the program began in 2016.

It’s Time To Meet The CYstarters 2020 Cohort! Attend the virtual kickoff Thursday, May 21 @ 12:30 p.m.  The CYstarters experience has helped 60 Iowa State University students and graduates start 50 businesses since the program began in 2016.

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May 13, 2020
Meet the 2020 CYstarters Cohort

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship The CYstarters experience has helped 60 Iowa State University students and graduates start 50 businesses since the program began in 2016. Today we grow, again. The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 19 student entrepreneurs that will…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship The CYstarters experience has helped 60 Iowa State University students and graduates start 50 businesses since the program began in 2016. Today we grow, again. The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 19 student entrepreneurs that will…

By Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship The CYstarters experience has helped 60 Iowa State University students and graduates start 50 businesses since the program began in 2016. Today we grow, again. The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 19 student entrepreneurs that will…

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April 15, 2020
Entrebold: April Edition

What are you learning right now? We launched Start Something Series for Entrepreneurs, now online!  Our team at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship have been hard at work to create the #StartSomething series! Twice a week, we produce marketing workshops for entrepreneurs to learn how to be a more…

What are you learning right now? We launched Start Something Series for Entrepreneurs, now online!  Our team at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship have been hard at work to create the #StartSomething series! Twice a week, we produce marketing workshops for entrepreneurs to learn how to be a more…

What are you learning right now? We launched Start Something Series for Entrepreneurs, now online!  Our team at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship have been hard at work to create the #StartSomething series! Twice a week, we produce marketing workshops for entrepreneurs to learn how to be a more…

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They Don't Want You To Know This...

But entrepreneurs are some of the most fascinating people. But why do we find them so fascinating?

  • Entrepreneurs Start something + take lead
  • Entrepreneurs Vision + create where they want to be + are open to the possibilities
  • Entrepreneurs Pursue their passions and don’t fall for normalcy.
  • Entrepreneurs Live a self-directed life + are committed to not give up
  • Entrepreneurs Succeed or fail fast—But one thing is for certain, they’re always learning

So whether you come from an entrepreneurial background or maybe you just learned how to spell entre-pre-neur,

We believe that an adventure in entrepreneurship is worth starting while at Iowa State.

Start Your Entrebold Adventure At ISU

Get to Know the Ames Entrepreneurial Landscape

It’s an exciting time for entrepreneurship in Ames…

Now, more than ever the resources, the minds + the ability to overcome, grow + be bold is apparent.

And guess what?

We would love to help you in anyway we can — whether it’s a connection within Iowa State, a live-case study for your business led by a student team, business counseling and training, or locating space within ISU Research Park.

Help us get to know you + where you fit in the entrepreneurial landscape in Ames!

Since 1996, the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship has helped fuel businesses in Iowa. We want to take you from “I have an idea” to “I run a million billion-dollar company.” And we know it’s possible.

To think boldly. Go big. And transform the world.

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers offer a comprehensive entrepreneurial program for learning.  My goal in establishing the centers is to educate and train adults and students to give them confidence…so that they can become successful entrepreneurs.

John Pappajohn Philanthropist & Founder and CEO of Equity Dynamics, Inc
The atmosphere of entrepreneurial spirit is alive within the talent and resources of the ISU Pappajohn Center. The team at the ISU Pappajohn Center is always eager and very capable of offering assistance, especially during the early stages of new businesses.  We have also had the pleasure of working with CyBIZ Lab that is based at the Center, which has been a great resource of talented students for market research and business planning.  The connection with Iowa State University students, for internships, as well as faculty that support the entrepreneurial spirit of new businesses, isa great asset for any business that establishes their initial roots here.
Kevin Maher Founder of GlobalVetLink & VetMeasure

Founders often feel like they’re alone on an island. CYstarters helps solve that problem, by bringing founders together with their peers, all while offering support from the entire Iowa State University network.

Clayton Mooney Founder of Nebullam

CYstarters was more than just a program, it’s a community. It’s people you can turn to when you feel like everything in your business is falling apart, or want to celebrate a recent success. It’s a network of support that is vital for a startup to be successful.

Mikayla Sullivan CEO, Ringleader of Regal Operations at KinoSol