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We believe that in the world of entrepreneurship, you have to think boldly. 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

December 1, 2021
Entrepreneur Club

The Entrepreneur Club at Iowa State is a group of like-minded individuals who meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays in Gerdin Room 0115. The Entrepreneur Club hosts speakers, workshops, and networking events. We are open to any student of any major. Hope to see you at a meeting! Contact the club President…

The Entrepreneur Club at Iowa State is a group of like-minded individuals who meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays in Gerdin Room 0115. The Entrepreneur Club hosts speakers, workshops, and networking events. We are open to any student of any major. Hope to see you at a meeting! Contact the club President…

The Entrepreneur Club at Iowa State is a group of like-minded individuals who meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays in Gerdin Room 0115. The Entrepreneur Club hosts speakers, workshops, and networking events. We are open to any student of any major. Hope to see you at a meeting! Contact the club President…

Event Details
December 15, 2021
ISU Startup Factory Pitch Day

After 26-weeks of hard work, the ISU Startup Factory is thrilled to invite you to Cohort X’s Pitch Day event! Join the virtual pitch event on December 15 from 3-5 pm to hear from the eight founders for an afternoon of pitching and networking as they launch their startups into 2022. From 3-4…

After 26-weeks of hard work, the ISU Startup Factory is thrilled to invite you to Cohort X’s Pitch Day event! Join the virtual pitch event on December 15 from 3-5 pm to hear from the eight founders for an afternoon of pitching and networking as they launch their startups into 2022. From 3-4…

After 26-weeks of hard work, the ISU Startup Factory is thrilled to invite you to Cohort X’s Pitch Day event! Join the virtual pitch event on December 15 from 3-5 pm to hear from the eight founders for an afternoon of pitching and networking as they launch their startups into 2022. From 3-4…

Event Details

Entrebold News

November 16, 2021
Iowa State University ranks #11 in the nation and #3 in the Midwest for entrepreneurship

The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur magazine today announced the results of The Princeton Review’s annual survey naming the Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022. “Iowa State University has maintained our impressive #11 national ranking for undergraduate programs. That’s an amazing accomplishment coming off the heels of a global pandemic when young entrepreneurs…

The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur magazine today announced the results of The Princeton Review’s annual survey naming the Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022. “Iowa State University has maintained our impressive #11 national ranking for undergraduate programs. That’s an amazing accomplishment coming off the heels of a global pandemic when young entrepreneurs…

The Princeton Review® and Entrepreneur magazine today announced the results of The Princeton Review’s annual survey naming the Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022. “Iowa State University has maintained our impressive #11 national ranking for undergraduate programs. That’s an amazing accomplishment coming off the heels of a global pandemic when young entrepreneurs…

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November 1, 2021
EntreBOLD: November Edition

Women Entrepreneurship Week recap, info on Innovation Prize, GSEA at Iowa State, and so. much. more. all in the latest edition of our EntreBOLD Newsletter!

Women Entrepreneurship Week recap, info on Innovation Prize, GSEA at Iowa State, and so. much. more. all in the latest edition of our EntreBOLD Newsletter!

Women Entrepreneurship Week recap, info on Innovation Prize, GSEA at Iowa State, and so. much. more. all in the latest edition of our EntreBOLD Newsletter!

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October 4, 2021
EntreBOLD: October Edition

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers, results from our Fall Startup Pitch Competition, info on upcoming events, and so. much. more. in EntreBOLD: October Edition!

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers, results from our Fall Startup Pitch Competition, info on upcoming events, and so. much. more. in EntreBOLD: October Edition!

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers, results from our Fall Startup Pitch Competition, info on upcoming events, and so. much. more. in EntreBOLD: October Edition!

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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 Pappajohn Center has been there for me and my business as I have gone through several pivots over the last two years. From teaching calligraphy workshops to now running a full-service creative design studio, I have found incredible mentorship, funding, and even collaboration opportunities working with their lovely staff as my business has grown and changed. They are always there to celebrate the successes, or help you work through all of the challenges that come along with running a startup!

Lauren Gifford Founder, Letter with Lauren Liz

To date, CYstarters has been the most pivotal move I’ve made in my professional life. My greatest passions, the majority of skillset, and even my current employment are ALL thanks to the people at the Pappajohn Center.

If you or someone you know is or will be attending ISU, CYstarters is a can’t-miss.

Jake Oswald Director of Marketing + Intrapreneurship
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