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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

September 29, 2020
Reiman Speaker Series: Alex Timm

Reiman Speaker Series: Using Data and Technology to Disrupt Alex Timm, CEO and Co-founder of Root Insurance Tuesday, September 29 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Virtual: Please register below to receive the Zoom information. About Alex Timm With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on…

Reiman Speaker Series: Using Data and Technology to Disrupt Alex Timm, CEO and Co-founder of Root Insurance Tuesday, September 29 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Virtual: Please register below to receive the Zoom information. About Alex Timm With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on…

Reiman Speaker Series: Using Data and Technology to Disrupt Alex Timm, CEO and Co-founder of Root Insurance Tuesday, September 29 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Virtual: Please register below to receive the Zoom information. About Alex Timm With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on…

Event Details
October 1, 2020
Startup Pitch Event

Startup Pitch Event Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Location: Student Innovation Center, Room TBD Registration is limited to the first 24 Iowa State University students to apply! The Startup Pitch Event is hosted every fall by the Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students have…

Startup Pitch Event Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Location: Student Innovation Center, Room TBD Registration is limited to the first 24 Iowa State University students to apply! The Startup Pitch Event is hosted every fall by the Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students have…

Startup Pitch Event Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Location: Student Innovation Center, Room TBD Registration is limited to the first 24 Iowa State University students to apply! The Startup Pitch Event is hosted every fall by the Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students have…

Event Details
October 10, 2020
Smart Start Workshop

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, October 10, 2020 Location: Gerdin Business Building, Room 1148 (Stark Lecture Hall) Limited capacity at 40 participants 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…

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, October 10, 2020 Location: Gerdin Business Building, Room 1148 (Stark Lecture Hall) Limited capacity at 40 participants 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…

SMART START WORKSHOP Saturday, October 10, 2020 Location: Gerdin Business Building, Room 1148 (Stark Lecture Hall) Limited capacity at 40 participants 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…

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Entrebold News

September 21, 2020
EntreBOLD: September Edition

Just Announced: Fall Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series with Alex Timm, co-founder and CEO of Root Insurance

Just Announced: Fall Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series with Alex Timm, co-founder and CEO of Root Insurance

Just Announced: Fall Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series with Alex Timm, co-founder and CEO of Root Insurance

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September 15, 2020
Q&A with Judi Eyles of the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

This article was originally featured in Clay & Milk. For more than two decades, Judi Eyles has been supporting student entrepreneurs at Iowa State University by providing them with the assistance, resources, and tools to launch their own ventures. As the Director of ISU JPEC and of CyBIZ Lab, Eyles…

This article was originally featured in Clay & Milk. For more than two decades, Judi Eyles has been supporting student entrepreneurs at Iowa State University by providing them with the assistance, resources, and tools to launch their own ventures. As the Director of ISU JPEC and of CyBIZ Lab, Eyles…

This article was originally featured in Clay & Milk. For more than two decades, Judi Eyles has been supporting student entrepreneurs at Iowa State University by providing them with the assistance, resources, and tools to launch their own ventures. As the Director of ISU JPEC and of CyBIZ Lab, Eyles…

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August 24, 2020
EntreBOLD: August Edition

President Wendy Wintersteen delivered a message to kick-off the celebration sharing how creativity and innovation are the paths forward as CYstarters address timely challenges in their communities. Over 200 people were tuned-in to the live event!  If you missed it, we invite you to watch each of the 14 companies…

President Wendy Wintersteen delivered a message to kick-off the celebration sharing how creativity and innovation are the paths forward as CYstarters address timely challenges in their communities. Over 200 people were tuned-in to the live event!  If you missed it, we invite you to watch each of the 14 companies…

President Wendy Wintersteen delivered a message to kick-off the celebration sharing how creativity and innovation are the paths forward as CYstarters address timely challenges in their communities. Over 200 people were tuned-in to the live event!  If you missed it, we invite you to watch each of the 14 companies…

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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