Founders Club

Founders Club is a business incubator for students pursuing the creation of a startup while attending The University of Iowa. Individual students and teams in the program have access to dedicated office space in the remodeled 10,000 square-foot Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory (BELL), enabling them to concentrate on developing their business concepts.

Benefits include:

  • Access to free office space and equipment
  • One-on-one mentoring and coaching
  • Funding opportunities
  • Workshops and training
  • Networking and community exposure


  • Individual and teams that want to start a business
  • At least one team member is a current UI student
  • Once admitted, demonstrate adequate progress each semester

View Present and Past Student Businesses


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