CYstarters Mentor Network

CYstarters Mentor Network

CYstarters is an 11-week summer accelerator for Iowa State students or recent graduates to focus on their startup or business idea.  Students will receive $6,500 for individual or up to $13,000 per student team for the opportunity to spend their summer dedicated to achieving their startup goals and pursuing entrepreneurial aspirations.

Description of program activities:

  1. Accountability pitches:  The CYstarters 11-week program is designed so that every week the startup will have accountability pitches to the Pappajohn Center staff, mentors, and the rest of the startups.
  2. Educational sessions:  Each week we will focus on a different aspect for starting a business and the resources one might need.
  3. Panel discussions:  1-2 times per month, we will bring in an interactive panel made up of industry leaders to discuss specific topics as they relate to business, entrepreneurship, startups and more.
  4. Networking/Social events:  1-2 times per month, we will plan for various networking events and socials within the Ames and Des Moines startup communities.

CYstarters' Mentor Network

Please let us know your interest and availability for mentorship or other ways you would like to be involved in the CYstarters' program.
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