Middle Bit: Fifteen student startups set to present at CYstarters Finale Event

CYstarters Iowa State University Jake Oswald, founder of Our Anthology, speaks during the 2017 CYstarters Demo Day Friday. Photo courtesy of Diana Wright.

Fifteen student-led startup companies will pitch their businesses at the CYstarters Finale Event, next Wednesday at Iowa State University.

This is the third cohort for the CYstarters program, a ten-week summer accelerator for Iowa State students and recent graduates.

Each of the startups participating in the 10-week summer accelerator will be presenting to celebrate completing the program.

Presentations will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Research Park (1805 Collaboration Place) in Ames. Iowa State faculty, students and the public are all welcomed to attend. RSVP below for more details.

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