CyBIZ Lab

What is CyBIZ Lab?

The Iowa State University CyBIZ Lab provides the opportunity for cross-functional teams of undergraduate and graduate students to work on business and organizational projects. Students gain hands-on experience working to solve real business problems, and companies and organizations receive potential solutions to business issues from a perspective outside the company.

CyBIZ Lab services are available to existing businesses and corporations, new businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations. Consulting and startup projects are fee-based and priced according to complexity and timeframe. Live cases are conducted as part of a for-credit classroom experience. Non-profit organizations are eligible for a matching grant program in which the organization may apply for a grant that will cover half the cost of the project.

Business projects may address organizational challenges including, but not limited to, market analysis, industry research, client surveys, financial analysis, new product or new business feasibility analysis, logistics and supply chain analysis, information systems, or other business issues.

To get to know the students, learn about project availability, and hear the latest updates from CyBIZ Lab, follow the company page on LinkedIn.

Student Opportunities

CyBIZ Lab is looking for students in:

  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Communications
  • First-year MBAs
  • Management
  • Analytics
  • Finance

Skills desired for CyBIZ Project Work:

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in report writing and presentations
  • Relevant work experience
Students: Apply Here

Project Opportunities for Business/Organizations

Consulting projects include but are not limited to consulting services for small, medium, or large companies, startup/entrepreneurial projects, university departments, and non-profit organizations. If you’re a business/organization interested in partnering for a project, please submit information about your business and project idea by completing the online form below.

CyBIZ Lab Process

 

Online Submittal

Company or organization submits the project request form found here.

 

 

 

 

Project Agreement/Scope Development & NDA

CyBIZ Lab team reviews the request and proposes a project outline, timeline, and fee. Once accepted by both parties, CyBIZ Lab will administer the project agreement and non-disclosure form electronically.

 

 

 

Kick-Off Meeting

CyBIZ Lab team and client meet face-to-face for a “kick-off” meeting to review the project scope and develop and project plan.

 

 

 

 

Team/Communication

CyBIZ Lab Team Lead and client maintain contact over the course of the project via phone calls, emails, and periodic meetings to keep the client updated on project progress.

 

 

 

Final Deliverable

CyBIZ Lab Team delivers a final project presentation and report with their findings.

 

 

 

 

Billing

Upon completion, the company or organization completes the project evaluation and fee payment.

 

 

 

Please submit information about your business and project idea by completing the online form below. Submitting a project request does not guarantee the project will be accepted and does not commit you to a project, but allows us to explore the possibilities for a successful project. We will try to be as accommodating as possible, given the resources and timeline available, and follow up with you shortly.

Location: Economic Development Core Facility- 1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 1300, Ames, IA, 50010

Contact Information:
Alex Andrade, Program Manager, aandrade@iastate.edu, 515-296-5302
Judi Eyles, CyBIZ Lab Director, eyles@iastate.edu, 515-296-6532