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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

August 27, 2020
ASK US ANYTHING: Marketing for entrepreneurs.

We’re answering your questions about marketing. Before the session, we encourage you to watch our six marketing workshops from the Spring semester. We’ll be answering any questions you have about the topics covered there! View the videos here. Hosted by Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship’s staff members: Diana Wright & Megan…

We’re answering your questions about marketing. Before the session, we encourage you to watch our six marketing workshops from the Spring semester. We’ll be answering any questions you have about the topics covered there! View the videos here. Hosted by Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship’s staff members: Diana Wright & Megan…

We’re answering your questions about marketing. Before the session, we encourage you to watch our six marketing workshops from the Spring semester. We’ll be answering any questions you have about the topics covered there! View the videos here. Hosted by Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship’s staff members: Diana Wright & Megan…

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September 3, 2020
Start Something While at ISU: Entrepreneurship Resources

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that you think could be a great business? This information session is for you! During this short session you will learn about all the resources that are offered to you for free as an Iowa State student. You’ll also learn…

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that you think could be a great business? This information session is for you! During this short session you will learn about all the resources that are offered to you for free as an Iowa State student. You’ll also learn…

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that you think could be a great business? This information session is for you! During this short session you will learn about all the resources that are offered to you for free as an Iowa State student. You’ll also learn…

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September 9, 2020
BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS: Your one-page business plan.

In this workshop you’ll craft a 21st century business plan. After just an hour, you’ll have a comprehensive, one-page business vision board. During this workshop, you’ll look at your business from nine different lenses to fully exam your business idea.

In this workshop you’ll craft a 21st century business plan. After just an hour, you’ll have a comprehensive, one-page business vision board. During this workshop, you’ll look at your business from nine different lenses to fully exam your business idea.

In this workshop you’ll craft a 21st century business plan. After just an hour, you’ll have a comprehensive, one-page business vision board. During this workshop, you’ll look at your business from nine different lenses to fully exam your business idea.

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Entrebold News

August 6, 2020
Iowa State University Receives Heartland Challenge Grant From Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University received a $100,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as part of the foundation’s Heartland Challenge. The grant will support the creation of a coordinated educational event series across John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers and other campus economic development units in Iowa to better prepare…

Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University received a $100,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as part of the foundation’s Heartland Challenge. The grant will support the creation of a coordinated educational event series across John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers and other campus economic development units in Iowa to better prepare…

Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University received a $100,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as part of the foundation’s Heartland Challenge. The grant will support the creation of a coordinated educational event series across John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers and other campus economic development units in Iowa to better prepare…

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August 5, 2020
Kris Johansen Resigns EDIR Posts to Join NIAMRRE

Kris Johansen Resigns EDIR Posts to Join NIAMRRE ISU Startup Factory to be included in ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship program offerings AMES, Iowa (Aug 5, 2020) – Interim Vice President for Economic Development and Industry Relations David Spalding announced Kris Johansen has officially resigned from her six-year post as…

Kris Johansen Resigns EDIR Posts to Join NIAMRRE ISU Startup Factory to be included in ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship program offerings AMES, Iowa (Aug 5, 2020) – Interim Vice President for Economic Development and Industry Relations David Spalding announced Kris Johansen has officially resigned from her six-year post as…

Kris Johansen Resigns EDIR Posts to Join NIAMRRE ISU Startup Factory to be included in ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship program offerings AMES, Iowa (Aug 5, 2020) – Interim Vice President for Economic Development and Industry Relations David Spalding announced Kris Johansen has officially resigned from her six-year post as…

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July 1, 2020
EntreBOLD: July Edition

CyBIZ Lab is open for fall consulting projects! CyBIZ Lab experienced student consulting teams can help your business or organization with market research, product/market validation, data analysis, market analysis, information analytics, COVID-19 impacts, and economic analysis.  CyBIZ Lab interdisciplinary teams are ready to work with you to identify solutions to…

CyBIZ Lab is open for fall consulting projects! CyBIZ Lab experienced student consulting teams can help your business or organization with market research, product/market validation, data analysis, market analysis, information analytics, COVID-19 impacts, and economic analysis.  CyBIZ Lab interdisciplinary teams are ready to work with you to identify solutions to…

CyBIZ Lab is open for fall consulting projects! CyBIZ Lab experienced student consulting teams can help your business or organization with market research, product/market validation, data analysis, market analysis, information analytics, COVID-19 impacts, and economic analysis.  CyBIZ Lab interdisciplinary teams are ready to work with you to identify solutions to…

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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