Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The University of Iowa Venture School program is accepting applications for its Spring 2023 cohort to be held at various locations across the state, beginning the week of Feb. 20.

The sessions meet one night a week for seven weeks as either hybrid (in-person/online), fully remote, or in-person, depending on location. The final class of the session is a Venture School Launch Day Competition that will be held the week of April 10. Cost is $299 per team and each Venture School team will be assigned a local entrepreneur as its coach.

Iowa City/Cedar Rapids
Days: Tuesdays, start date Feb. 21
Location: Kirkwood Regional Center, Coralville

Des Moines
Sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
Days: Wednesdays, start date Feb. 22
Location: Pappajohn Higher Education Center, downtown Des Moines

Dubuque (Remote)
Sponsored by The Innovation Lab Dubuque
Days: Tuesdays, start date Feb. 21

Mason City
Sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College Pappajohn Center, NIACC Business Center
Days: Wednesdays, start date Feb. 22
Location: NIACC Business Center

Sponsored by Eastern Iowa Community College
Days: Thursdays, start date Feb. 23
Location: Eastern Iowa Community College

Sioux City (Hybrid — first and last week in-person)
Sponsored by Design West
Days: Tuesdays, start date Feb. 21
Location: Design West

University of Iowa Venture School is a statewide program for entrepreneurs and is built from a streamlined 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. Participants will encounter the chaos and uncertainty of creating new ventures while alsobeingchallenged to create your new business model, make pivots or preserve youroriginal plansbased on your discovery.

To apply for the Spring 2023 cohort, click HERE and register now in the drop-down menu. The deadline to apply is Feb. 5.

For more information, contact Shannon Henderson at Shannon-Henderson@uiowa.edu.