The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting several events this fall for student entrepreneurs. Here are some of the entrepreneurial events happening at Iowa State University this fall.
ISU Innovation Prize
The ISU Innovation Prize is an incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of September 30 – October 1, 2022. The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Start Something – Agriculture Program are co-hosting the event. It will be held at the ISU Research Park Core Facility.
The competition theme for the seventh annual event is Innovation at Iowa State. There will be three focus areas for participants to solve: AgTech, EdTech, and Global Impact.
Fall Startup Pitch Competition
The Fall Startup Pitch Competition is hosted each fall by the Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Students from every college are invited to deliver a 90-second pitch about an idea or business they are working on to a panel of judges to potentially win cash prizes! In addition to a cash prize, the top three winners in each category, new idea and existing business, will advance to the Fall Startup Pitch Finale on October 13.
There are 25 spots available for signup on both October 10th and 11th. A waitlist will be started if the spots are full. Students may only pitch once.
Women Who Create Conference
The Women Who Create Conference brings together women entrepreneurs, women business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and individuals of all genders who support women entrepreneurs for a full day of workshops and speakers aimed at growing their business. The Women Who Create Conference takes place at the Iowa State University Research Park Core Facility Training Room. Registration is required and will open late summer 2022.
Following the Women Who Create Conference, we invite the public to attend the uniquely inspiring SheTalks event: a community cocktail reception featuring six women who are creatively leading in their distinct fields. Each presenter shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds while telling their story.