Innovate at Iowa State

Want to Bring Your
Ideas to Life?

Start Something
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You have big ideas.
Ideas that can change the world.

With our Start Something Network at Iowa State, you’ll find support and resources designed to help you nurture those ideas and bring out your inner innovator and entrepreneur.

Here’s where you’ll get academic opportunities including project-oriented courses, student incubators, product development assistance, internships with startups, and (so much) more across six of our colleges.

From starting your own business to marketing your own product to leading a group of innovative thinkers, Start Something is how you can, well, start anything you want.

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Take Your Entrepreneurship Skills to the Next Level.

As part of the Start Something Network, our ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship offers programs and competitions designed to help you hone your entrepreneurial skillsets, whatever your discipline.

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Something Bigger

Start Something is just one of the many ways you can be part of Iowa State’s inclusive culture focused on interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We call it Innovate at Iowa State. And it includes our state-of-the-art Student Innovation Center where students of all majors can turn their ideas into action.

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