Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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 inclusive culture focused on 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.”
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.
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, with 57 percent of its graduates earning STEM degrees.
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. Now fully open to students, you’ll 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?
The 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
Student Innovation Center
606 Bissell Road
3rd Floor Entrepreneurship Hub
Rooms 3231, 3233, 3237
Ames, Iowa 50011