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


  • Free office space and equipment
  • One-on-one mentoring and coaching
  • Funding opportunities
  • Workshops and trainings
  • 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

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