CYstarters Application

Please note: You must be an Iowa State student or recent Iowa State graduate, graduating no less than six months prior to the start of the summer accelerator, to apply. Applications will be accepted until March 8 at 12:00 p.m. If your application is selected, you or your team will be required to present a pitch deck in front of the selection committee during the week of March 15 - 20. The selection process is competitive, with only a limited number of spots available for the summer accelerator. All decisions will be announced no later than April 19.
  • NameEmail 
    Please only list members who will be involved and compensated during the summer program.
  • You might include your products/services, what problem are you solving, what's your competitive advantage, capital needed, and momentum to date.
  • Please include any research grant funding from Iowa State.
  • Do you have summer employment plans? #hours/week? Participants in CYstarters are expected to commit at least 30 hours/wk on site to the program.
  • Accepted file types: mp4, mov, avi.
    Doesn't need to be a high-end production, cell phone quality videos work great!
  • Accepted file types: pdf, ppt, pptx.
    If you or your team is selected to advance, this will be the pitch deck used for the in-person pitches. PowerPoint or PDF recommended. These presentations will be 5 minutes in length, followed by Q&A. Feel free to add notes to describe each page for reviewers. Resource:
  • NameRelationshipPhone/Email 
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, .
    This can be the same person as listed above.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
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