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HYRD wins $1,000 award for Iowa JPEC Startup Games

HYRD, an app that brings recently relocated adults together over common interests and group events to decrease loneliness, won the $1,000 first prize at University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s (Iowa JPEC) Startup Games on March 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University.
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Martell Bell, Entrepreneur

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Njenga Specializes in Stress-Free Vacation Planning

For nine years after earning a bachelor’s degree, Dana Njenga worked eight hours a day, five days a week, repeating the cycle week, after week, after monotonous week. But when the time came for rest and relaxation, Njenga, her husband, and three children rarely answered the call.
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Actively, PTXtension Shine at Pitch Competition

University of Iowa student businesses Actively (Idea Stage) and PTXtension (Startup Growth Stage) won first-place awards and $1,000 each at the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) End-of-Semester Pitch Competition on Dec. 10 in Pomerantz Career Center.
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Fall Innovation Challenge Awards

FBB: Biomed, a company that has developed a blood test to screen for neurologic diseases, took home a $20,000 first place award in the Innovation Challenge graduate/faculty technology division at the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center award’s event Nov. 17 at MERGE in Iowa City, Iowa. 
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Women Entrepreneurship Week Spotlight: 5 Questions with Kimm Harris

Kimm Harris is one of many women thriving within Iowa JPEC whose accomplishments will be celebrated during Women Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 8-14.