ISU Startup Factory

The Iowa State University (ISU) Startup Factory is a 52-week intensive program located at the ISU Research Park.  Entrepreneurs in the Startup Factory receive formal training, resources, and access to a network of business mentors, advisors, counselors, and investors in two 26-week blocks: the first a formal curriculum centered on business validation, and the second, customized to their individual business needs.

ISU Startup Factory joins the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship programming

Interim Vice President for Economic Development and Industry Relations David Spalding shared in an announcement, “The Pappajohn Center has a long history serving as a bridge among the university’s entrepreneurship courses, experiential learning opportunities, and venture creation resources. Adding the Startup Factory as part of the Center’s programming complements and strengthens the comprehensive list of innovative programs and services the Center offers that broadly reach and connect students, community entrepreneurs, business professionals, and alumni.”

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