ISU Application: Student Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Required downloads to compete:

2021 Terms & Conditions (PDF)

Signed Terms & Conditions are required within the submission.

2021 Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition Guidelines (PDF)

Use this guideline as an overview of the competition.

Fillable W9 Document 2021

Required for any finalists receiving prize money.

Please note:  You DO NOT need to submit your application via email if you are a student at Iowa State University or a nearby post-secondary school to the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship.  This is only applicable to the other regional Pappajohn Centers and post-secondary applicants: University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, North Iowa Area Community College.


The 2021 Student Business Plan Competition deadline is April 4 at midnight.

2021 Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Please fill out all fields in this application. You may save & continue at any time before the deadline. Please note: students submitting online applications at ISU Pappajohn Center need to be from Iowa State University or at a post-secondary school nearby.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 16 MB.
      Please prepare a 1-3 page executive summary based on the format provided through the Business Model Canvas tool. Refer to reference links above.
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      Accepted file types: docx, doc, pdf, Max. file size: 16 MB.
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          Please prepare a set of financial projections (three years preferred) for your business model. Your projections should reflect anticipated monthly revenues & expenses for your business model. Please reference tools above or by reaching out to the ISU Pappajohn Center for guidance or templates.
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          All team members must sign the 2021 Terms & Conditions for the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. Please refer to Competition Guideline & Resources above for this form. Upload the completed form here.
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