Thursday, September 1, 2022

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is accepting applications for the Fall 2022 cohort of its Venture School program. The Fall 2022 program will be held in-person on Tuesday evenings, and will begin Oct. 4.

Fall 2022 Venture School program will be held at the Kirkwood Regional Center in Coralville (2301 Oakdale Blvd.). The last class is a Venture School Launch Day Competition on Nov. 15.

Each Venture School team will be assigned a local entrepreneur as its coach. Participating teams will be eligible to compete for cash awards both locally and at the state level during the Venture School launch day at EntreFEST 2023. Cost of the program is $299.

University of Iowa Venture School is a statewide program for entrepreneurs and is built from a curriculum developed by the National Science Foundation I-Corps at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. Venture School emphasizes real-world entrepreneurship and innovation based on a leading-edge curriculum. You will encounter the chaos and uncertainty of creating new ventures while also being challenged to create your new business model, make pivots, or preserve your original plans based on your discovery.

Contact Lynn Allendorf ( with questions, or if you are a local entrepreneur interested in becoming a Venture School coach. To apply for a Fall 2022 cohort, click HERE and select the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids cohort in the drop-down menu. The deadline to apply is Sept. 22, 2022.