Entrepreneur Club

Entrepreneur Club at Iowa State

The Entrepreneur Club at Iowa State is a group of like-minded individuals who meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays in the Student Innovation Center -Room 1118. The Entrepreneur Club hosts speakers, workshops, and networking events. E Club is open to students of any major. Hope to see you at a meeting! Contact the club President Zackry Brannen (zbrannen@iastate.edu) with any questions you may have.

Members of the Club:

  • Network with business people.
  • Learn about being an entrepreneur.
  • Attend meetings to hear from real entrepreneurs. Each semester the entrepreneurs will range from students to experienced professionals.
  • Connect to speakers and business consultants.
  • Attend programs and events.
  • Attend Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Annual Conference.


All meetings for the fall semester will be in Student Innovation Center Launch Pad – Room 1118 at 7:00 p.m.

Date Speaker Location
January 24 Armaan Gupta, Founder of Kreative Horizon and Hack ISU Student Innovation Center – Room 1118 @ 7:00 p.m.
February 7 Carson Willie & Caden Schmidt, Hosts of the Mindful Masculinity Podcast Student Innovation Center – Room 1118 @ 7:00 p.m.
February 21 Mini Pitch contest Student Innovation Center – Room 1118 @ 7:00 p.m.
March 6 David Sly, Entrepreneur and Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Initiative Student Innovation Center – Room 1118 @ 7:00 p.m.
March 20 TBD Student Innovation Center – Room 1118 @ 7:00 p.m.
March 26 Cactus Jack and Brandon Adams 1148 Gerdin @ 4:00 p.m. & Kingland Hub (reception)
April 3 Christopher Buchalo, Owner of Chris Stocks Student Innovation Center – **Room 2260** @ 7:00 p.m.
April 17 Shark Tank Episode/ Elections Student Innovation Center – Room 1118 @ 7:00 p.m.


Zackry Brannen
Vice President
Ben Adams
Tad Hatfield
Director of Marketing Content
Andrew Walton
Social Media Strategist
Rayane Kadri
Jean Walsh


CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization)

CEO has over 800 college students, faculty, and young entrepreneurs from around the world attend the 2 ½ day CEO National Conference to network, learn, and be inspired to pursue their entrepreneurial passions. Over 80 outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their ideas and expertise as to how they launched their businesses, the lessons they’ve learned, and where they are today.

Past student attendees said…

“The conference was a great way for me to make friends from across the country.”
“I was inspired by the keynotes and breakout sessions, there is so much knowledge and experience at this conference, and everyone wants to help me succeed in my business!”

Past speakers have included the founders of:

Starbucks, Redbox, Chuck E Cheese, Jimmy Johns, The Keurig Company, As Seen On TV, Inc.

Southwest Airlines and Shark Tank judge, Kevin Harrington

Please note that individuals will need to fundraise in order to attend the conference and that a deposit of $150 will be required before traveling. All travel and accommodations will be arranged through the university.