Choose the university ranked #12 for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the Princeton Review. That makes us #4 in the Midwest and #1 in Iowa!

Your ideas can change the world

Iowa State’s Start Something Network consists of innovation and entrepreneurship academic opportunities, from credit-earning coursework to capstone projects, to internships for all university students regardless of discipline. Start Something is just one of the many ways you can be part of Iowa State’s culture of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Because if you can dream it, we can help you do it. Even if you’re not quite sure what ‘it’ is just yet.

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    Entrepreneurship is for everyone

    The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship supports and develops entrepreneurs in Iowa, offering programs and services that connect students, community entrepreneurs, business professionals, and alumni. Competitions such as pitch-offs give students valuable experience and chances to win cash prizes.

  • Start Something Group

    Great minds think together

    Iowa State is innovating, creating, and communicating to make lives better – healthier, fuller, more positive, more capable of problem-solving, more action-oriented – in Iowa and beyond. Iowa State is preparing Iowa’s future-ready workforce.

  • Student Innovation Center

    A facility designed for students

    The one-of-a-kind Student Innovation Center is a five-level dream factory designed to foster innovation and facilitate collaboration by erasing the barriers among disciplines. Students find hands-on materials labs, office and workshop space for student clubs, and more research and development equipment than you can imagine within the high-tech walls.

Thinking about starting your own business?

SBDC logoThe America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa located in Ames assists business owners and entrepreneurs in strategic planning, marketing, sources of capital, and much more.

Connect with us

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

Economic Development Core Facility
1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 1300
Ames, Iowa 50010

Student Innovation Center

606 Bissell Road
3rd Floor Entrepreneurship Hub
Rooms 3231, 3233, 3237
Ames, Iowa 50011

America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa

Economic Development Core Facility
1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 1331
Ames, IA 50010