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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.

 

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Events

January 22, 2020
CUSTOMER DISCOVERY: Do people actually care about your idea?

You have an idea that you think solves a big problem. It’s time to get some feedback and find out for sure. This workshop will teach you how to gain customer insights before building your business. You’ll think through things like who your customers are, what they care about, and…

You have an idea that you think solves a big problem. It’s time to get some feedback and find out for sure. This workshop will teach you how to gain customer insights before building your business. You’ll think through things like who your customers are, what they care about, and…

You have an idea that you think solves a big problem. It’s time to get some feedback and find out for sure. This workshop will teach you how to gain customer insights before building your business. You’ll think through things like who your customers are, what they care about, and…

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January 22, 2020
Entrepreneur Club

The primary purposes and goals of the Entrepreneur Club are to encourage and inform students about participating in entrepreneurship, to foster friendships among students who share similar interests, to instill passion about building sustainable ventures, & to provide members with a learning & support platform to minimize risk and to…

The primary purposes and goals of the Entrepreneur Club are to encourage and inform students about participating in entrepreneurship, to foster friendships among students who share similar interests, to instill passion about building sustainable ventures, & to provide members with a learning & support platform to minimize risk and to…

The primary purposes and goals of the Entrepreneur Club are to encourage and inform students about participating in entrepreneurship, to foster friendships among students who share similar interests, to instill passion about building sustainable ventures, & to provide members with a learning & support platform to minimize risk and to…

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January 28, 2020
CYstarters Info Session

Want to learn more about the cornerstone program for young entrepreneurs at Iowa State? Attend the upcoming info session on all things CYstarters!  Diana Wright will be sharing specific details about the 11-week summer program, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and…

Want to learn more about the cornerstone program for young entrepreneurs at Iowa State? Attend the upcoming info session on all things CYstarters!  Diana Wright will be sharing specific details about the 11-week summer program, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and…

Want to learn more about the cornerstone program for young entrepreneurs at Iowa State? Attend the upcoming info session on all things CYstarters!  Diana Wright will be sharing specific details about the 11-week summer program, the application process, and answer any questions. Please register below to indicate your interest and…

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Entrebold News

January 14, 2020
CYstarters Spotlight Story: Camp Aramoni

Preserving history: transforming an abandoned building into a thriving business By Melanie Van Horn, senior studying public relations at Iowa State University This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2019 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or…

Preserving history: transforming an abandoned building into a thriving business By Melanie Van Horn, senior studying public relations at Iowa State University This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2019 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or…

Preserving history: transforming an abandoned building into a thriving business By Melanie Van Horn, senior studying public relations at Iowa State University This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2019 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or…

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January 8, 2020
Programmed for future success

This article was originally written by the College of Liberal Arts and Science and was featured in the LINK alumni magazine. Programmed for future success Dillon Jensen seemed destined for a career in computer science when he was only a high school freshman. He recalls stopping by the local Barnes…

This article was originally written by the College of Liberal Arts and Science and was featured in the LINK alumni magazine. Programmed for future success Dillon Jensen seemed destined for a career in computer science when he was only a high school freshman. He recalls stopping by the local Barnes…

This article was originally written by the College of Liberal Arts and Science and was featured in the LINK alumni magazine. Programmed for future success Dillon Jensen seemed destined for a career in computer science when he was only a high school freshman. He recalls stopping by the local Barnes…

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December 16, 2019
EntreBOLD: December Edition

Happy Holidays from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship! As our team at the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship looks back over 2019, we remember with gratitude all of the people who help define the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa, and beyond.  Looking forward, it is our role to continue to help…

Happy Holidays from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship! As our team at the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship looks back over 2019, we remember with gratitude all of the people who help define the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa, and beyond.  Looking forward, it is our role to continue to help…

Happy Holidays from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship! As our team at the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship looks back over 2019, we remember with gratitude all of the people who help define the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa, and beyond.  Looking forward, it is our role to continue to help…

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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