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ISU students, grads debut startups in CyStarter finale

Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

Twelve groups of Iowa State students and graduates pitched their startup ideas to a group of investors and businesspeople Friday morning to mark the end of this summer’s ISU CyStarters program.

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ISU Startup Factory Member The Oh Ball Awarded $100,000 in IEDA Demo Funds

Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Startup Factory, LLC

The Iowa State University Startup Factory today announced the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded The Oh Ball a $100,000 Demonstration Fund award for IP development and evaluation, product refinement and market planning. The Oh Ball is a cohort member in the ISU Startup Factory, housed in the Iowa State University Research Park.

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Cygnet announces first sale of their innovative bike-share system

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Startup Factory, LLC

​Cygnet, a bike-share company that provides a scalable solution for communities of all sizes, today announced it has signed a contract with the Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau. The order, for a 20-bike sharing system, marks the first sale for Cygnet, a startup company within the ISU Startup Factory in the ISU Research Park.

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Iowa State University Startup Factory Announces Third Cohort

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Startup Factory, LLC

​Iowa State University Startup Factory today announced its third cohort of entrepreneurs. The ISU Startup Factory is a 52-week intensive program housed at the Iowa State University Research Park that provides a new avenue for students, faculty, and staff to create technology-based businesses. Read more about the 11 companies in the cohort.

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Provisions Lot F opens in ISU Research Park

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

Provisions Lot F, a spinoff of The Cafe in north Ames, opened its doors to the public Monday. The restaurant, named after the plot of land the new building sits on, features sit-down lunch and dinner service, a full bar, coffee and a bakery, just like its sister restaurant

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Veridian Credit Union joins the Ag Startup Engine Effort

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​The Ag Startup Engine (ASE), located at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, announced Veridian Credit Union (Veridian) has joined the effort to bring education, mentoring, and financing resources to Iowa entrepreneurs and startups focused on agriculture technologies. Veridian joins Hertz Farm Management, Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa, Next Level Ventures, Summit Agricultural Group, Ag Leader Technologies, Ag Ventures Alliance, and Peoples Company as the eighth member of the ASE.

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A sneak peek at Ames Racquet and Fitness’ new south location

Fri, Jul 7, 2017

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

Ames Racquet and Fitness is putting the last touches on its new south location in the Iowa State University Research Park before its grand opening next month.

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