ISU_StartUp01 (3)The first group of entrepreneurs for the ISU Startup Factory, a new avenue for Iowa State University students, faculty and staff to create technology-based businesses, has been announced. The program, which will be housed at the ISU Research Park, will be led by serial entrepreneur Bill Adamowski, who joined ISU’s economic development and industry relations team last year to focus on growing the network of innovation throughout the campus.

Entrepreneurs in the ISU StartUp Factory will receive formal training, resources and access to a network of business mentors, advisers, counselors and investors in two 26-week blocks: the first a formal curriculum centered on business validation, and the second customized to their individual business needs. The goal is to position Iowa State among the top five universities nationally in startups within five years.

Click here to see the list of startups and for more information on the StartUp Factory.