Upcoming Events

Young Entrepreneur Convention

Date & Time Saturday, October 30 8:00am-7:30pm
Location Student Innovation Center, Iowa State University
Contact Clayton Mooney, clayton@yeconvention.com

Young Entrepreneur Convention 2021 offers insight and motivation from founders and entrepreneurs who have “been there and done that” in establishing a business from the ground up.

The Young Entrepreneur Convention brings together…

Students: YEC programming is designed to provide actionable information and real-world motivation to help students on their founder journey.

Dreamers & Builders: Not all founders are students. YEC welcomes dreamers and builders of all stripes to join in for insight, motivation, and networking.

Believers: Founding a company requires the backing of believers, including mentors, angel investors, and venture capitalists. YEC actively works with these groups to ensure they have a presence at the convention.

Founders: YEC strategically invites successful founders as speakers and attendees to provide the audience with real-world examples of what it looks like to “make it”. In doing so, YEC is facilitating its “founders helping founders” mission


Interested in the Pitch Competition?
If you want to be a part of the largest single-day Elevator Pitch Competition in the United States (nearly $200,000 in cash and prizes in the first four conventions!) follow these three easy steps:
  1. Buy your ticket TODAY for priority notification when registration opens
  2. Watch for an email when registration opens October 4, 2021
  3. Register IMMEDIATELY to secure one of 30 slots
The Pitch Competition is filled on a first-come, first-served basis!


Sign-up below for a free student ticket to YEC, sponsored by the Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Ivy College of Business, and ISU Research Park. After submitting your registration below, we will email you a ticket code. You may then redeem the code (a $99 value!) at checkout on Young Entrepreneur Convention website: https://www.yeconvention.com/