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

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November 6, 2020
ISU INNOVATION PRIZE

One Weekend, 3 Bold Challenges, An Abundance of Rewards Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 7, 2020 The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is an incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of November 6-7, 2020.  The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the…

One Weekend, 3 Bold Challenges, An Abundance of Rewards Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 7, 2020 The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is an incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of November 6-7, 2020.  The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the…

One Weekend, 3 Bold Challenges, An Abundance of Rewards Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 7, 2020 The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is an incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of November 6-7, 2020.  The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the…

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October 15, 2020
A Creative Approach to Directly Support Women Entrepreneurs in Iowa

Women Who Create Week at Iowa State University | October 19-23, 2020 The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship launches a creative approach to directly support women entrepreneurs in Iowa In any normal year, the annual Women Who Create Week takes place every October with an event-driven week to bring…

Women Who Create Week at Iowa State University | October 19-23, 2020 The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship launches a creative approach to directly support women entrepreneurs in Iowa In any normal year, the annual Women Who Create Week takes place every October with an event-driven week to bring…

Women Who Create Week at Iowa State University | October 19-23, 2020 The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship launches a creative approach to directly support women entrepreneurs in Iowa In any normal year, the annual Women Who Create Week takes place every October with an event-driven week to bring…

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October 5, 2020
Winners announced in the 15th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Contact: Judi Eyles, Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, (515) 296-6532 David Hensley, University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, (319) 335-1022   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winners announced in the 15th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition The 2020 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition was held virtually…

Contact: Judi Eyles, Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, (515) 296-6532 David Hensley, University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, (319) 335-1022   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winners announced in the 15th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition The 2020 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition was held virtually…

Contact: Judi Eyles, Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, (515) 296-6532 David Hensley, University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, (319) 335-1022   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winners announced in the 15th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition The 2020 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition was held virtually…

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September 30, 2020
Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series | Alex Timm | CEO and Co-Founder of Root Insurance

Using Data and Technology to Disrupt Alex Timm // CEO and Co-founder Root Insurance  With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on the principle that rates should be based on driving behaviors, not demographics. As Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Root, Alex leads…

Using Data and Technology to Disrupt Alex Timm // CEO and Co-founder Root Insurance  With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on the principle that rates should be based on driving behaviors, not demographics. As Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Root, Alex leads…

Using Data and Technology to Disrupt Alex Timm // CEO and Co-founder Root Insurance  With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on the principle that rates should be based on driving behaviors, not demographics. As Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Root, Alex leads…

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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