Business Growth through Assistance from Iowa State's VPRED

Business Assistance

At Iowa State University, resources exist to provide assistance in market research, business plan development, human resources, financial planning, professional services, referrals, invention development and more.
For assistance in determining the appropriate resource below, please contact:

Ted Bair, Director, ISU Business Development Center

Ph: (515) 296-7828
Iowa State University College of Business can provide your business with feasibility studies, technology solutions, sales force training, strategic planning, market research and more.
The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the ISU Small Business Development Center (SBDC), provides a wide variety of business related guidance and assistance to both startup and existing businesses. The Center has significant experience and expertise in working with both traditional and technology-based companies. Services include market research, business plan development, financing, licensing, inventions, networking and other many other management related issues. Along with providing direct assistance, the Pappajohn Center also serves as a gateway, helping businesses access university expertise, technologies, equipment and facilities. Programs also exist for accessing students through either formal internships or other employment programs.
The Iowa State University CyBIZ Lab provides the opportunity for cross functional teams of undergraduate and graduate students to work on business and organizational projects. Students gain hands-on experience working to solve real business problems, and companies and organizations receive potential solutions to business issues from a perspective outside the company.  CyBIZ Lab services are available to existing businesses and corporations, new businesses, startups, and non-profit organizations. Consulting and startup projects are fee based and priced according to complexity and timeframe. Live cases are conducted as part of a for-credit classroom experience.  Business projects may address organizational challenges including, but not limited to, market analysis, industry research, client surveys, financial analysis, new product or new business feasibility analysis, logistics and supply chain analysis, information systems, or other business issues.
The Innovations Development Facility (IDF) is a research environment where ISU faculty, staff, and students can commercialize research and/or create a start-up company in a university setting. Housed in the Roy J. Carver Co-Laboratory, the IDF has two components: a business incubator for faculty, staff and students and a Public/Private Partnership Program for private sector companies to collaborate with ISU scientists.


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