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ISU students pitch business ideas at the Iowa State Fair

August 13, 2019

At this year's Iowa State Fair, more than 150 Iowa State students are pitching their business ideas to visitors for the chance to win up to $5,000. ...

Iowa State University showcases innovation at the state fair

August 06, 2019

Rebecca Lyons, 2019 graduate in agricultural education, created a company Lunchsox while she was a student at Iowa State. Lyons and more than 150 other entrepreneurs will pitch off at the ISU exhibit at the Iowa State Fair this month. ...

ISU Day at the Capitol

March 07, 2019

The Iowa State Capitol was filled with cardinal and gold Wednesday, showing visitors why Iowa State is a great investment. ...

Just call them adventure socks

February 14, 2019

Chances are, you grab a pair of socks every morning without giving it too much thought. Well, Iowa State student entrepreneur Rebecca Lyons ('19 agricultural education) wants you to look at your sock drawer in an entirely different light. ...

Lunchsox founder Lyons gives back to her hometown

January 28, 2019

A Clinton High School graduate is continuing to give back to the Gateway community through her entrepreneurship. And it all started with socks. ...

Saturday Morning Live: Lunchsox WHO Radio Interview

December 01, 2018

Justin and Adrianne talk about a great new business helping out those in need with Rebecca Lyons, founder of Lunchsox.

Middle Bit: LunchSox and HomePainter win the 90 Seconds for $900 Business Pitch Competition

November 09, 2019

On Tuesday, LunchSox and HomePainter were the winners of the 90 Seconds for $900 Elevator Pitch Competition. ...

Iowa Secretary of State: #SmallBizSalute

October 22, 2018

Today’s #SmallBizSalute goes to Lunchsox, a philanthropic clothing company, which provides meals to children in need in the town of Clinton, Iowa. ...

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Wall of Fame

September 13, 2018

Featured here are student and alumni businesses that have been touched by the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. LunchSox provides meals for kids during weekends and other school breaks by providing funding from sock sales to existing meal programs.  ...

Overcoming Hunger Two Feet at a Time

September 12, 2018

Clinton native, Rebecca Lyons, founded Lunchsox to eliminate childhood hunger one pair of socks at a time. ...

CYstarters turn out final pitches at 2018 celebration

August 02, 2019

Rebecca Lyons, founder of Lunchsox and one of the student award-winners on Wednesday, built a philanthropic mission into her cozy socks company from the get-go: 100 percent of Lunchsox profits go toward providing meals for food-insecure children. ...

CYstarters: Fifteen companies take the stage at demo day

August 02, 2019

The culmination of the CYstarters program came Wednesday as the fifteen companies in the 2018 cohort presented their ideas to an audience of nearly 100 people. ...

The Secret of Her Socks-cess

July 16, 2018

What does it take not only to be an entrepreneurial success, but to do so meaningfully? Forward asked Rebecca Lyons ... (See page 18)

From farm to foot

July 06, 2018

Young entrepreneur helping Clinton program. ...


June 28, 2018

This story is part of a series featuring each of the fifteen startups in the CYstarters 2018 summer cohort. Each team has the opportunity to focus on their startup or business idea while receiving $6,500 or up to $13,000, along with mentorship, accountability, and educational sessions on how to build a business. ...

A TechTuesday On Lunchsox

May 22, 2018

Delaney updates us on her adventures in Costa Rica, and we hear from a social entrepreneur on her business called Lunchsox. ...

Meet the 2018 CYstarters’ cohort

April 19, 2018

CYstarters has become the cornerstone program for Iowa State student entrepreneurs willing to actively pursue their own business idea and take a risk. Through the 10-week summer accelerator, we provide accountability, funding, collaborative workspace, mentorship, and bring in industry experts & serial entrepreneurs to teach educational workshops. ...

Student-owned business donates over $1,000 to charity

February 22, 2018

Rebecca Lyons, senior in agricultural studies with an entrepreneurship minor, has not only started her own business, but has also donated 100 percent of the profits to charity. ...

AgEI Incubator Spotlights - Rebecca Lyons

February 16, 2018

By the age of 9, Rebecca Lyons had established her own jersey herd and found a passion in the dairy industry. “I guess you could say this is where my passion of entrepreneurship began.” ...

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