by Cole

ISU Startup Factory: Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Iowa State

Have an idea or invention that you want develop into a successful business? Building a business can be a very challenging process; it can be hard to find the resources and support you need. That’s where the ISU Startup Factory comes in.

Iowa State University Economic Development and Industry Relations provides an avenue for students, faculty and staff to create businesses. We call it the ISU Startup Factory: a 52-week intensive program housed at the Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP). An affiliated 10-week summer program for students, CyStarters, is also located at ISURP. (Source:

The ISU Startup Factory has already helped develop and grow businesses around bike sharing, medical devices, agricultural equipment, and much more.

ISU Startup Factory is currently in it’s third cohort, with applications for the fourth cohort open now until October 31, 2017. For more information and to apply, check out the ISU Startup Factory website.

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