Accountability sessions give ISU student startups time to set benchmarks, course-correct

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Ryan True is one of 20 students and alumni participating this summer in CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator program that provides the funding, resources, and accountability to grow business startups. True's business, Full Circle Wellness, aims to help older adults stay healthy.

Iowa State University works to help Main Street thrive

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Twenty Iowa State students are exploring how they can help five Main Street businesses in Jewell succeed. By the end of the semester, the students will provide business owners with a toolkit of recommendations and strategies to improve marketing, branding, and more.

Iowa State professor on team using big data to aid rural economic development

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Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management and a Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the College of Human Sciences, is on a team of researchers using “big data,” or extremely large data sets, to match rural communities with businesses that would have the best likelihood of success there.

Londonfest takes best of show at Entrepreneurship Showcase

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Human sciences students competed for $1,575 in cash prizes at the 14th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase. Six students who planned the first-ever Londonfest celebrating British culture in downtown Ames captured best of show for a consulting project of an existing business. A proposed restaurant called Second City Eats won best of show for a new business start-up idea.