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OpenLoop named Startup Technology Company of the Year

OpenLoop, a web-based platform to streamline hiring clinicians to work at different hospital systems, was named Startup Technology Company of the Year as part of the Prometheus Awards presentation on Nov. 4 by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI). The company was co-founded by University of Iowa graduate Jon Lensing.
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Future Scope Wins Top Prize at Startup Games

Future Scope, a hands-on career guidance program, won first place and $1,000 at the Startup Games pitch competition Oct. 24 at Hilton Garden Inn in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Atem Finds 'Right Kind of People' in Iowa JPEC

After watching his parents toil on the farm for nearly a decade, Atem Ernest Lefu was confused by the end result. His parents were hard workers and they had little difficulty selling their produce. But even then, there was no money left to pay Atem’s school fees. “I kept asking the question, why do farmers work so hard, yet they are still very poor?” Atem said.
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Water 4 Wellness...and a Gesture of Goodwill

Twenty dollars doesn’t go far in the 2020s, but two University of Iowa entrepreneurs are turning that original investment into a substantial donation to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
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Pappajohn's Amazing Legacy

Nobody has done more than John Pappajohn to instill entrepreneurialism throughout the state of Iowa.
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America Needs Farmers, Farmers Need Sprayer Mods

As the University of Iowa football team prepares for Saturday’s America Needs Farmers game against Penn State, a recent graduate is putting the finishing touches on a game plan to reduce herbicide costs for farmers by nearly 90%.As the University of Iowa football team prepares for Saturday’s America Needs Farmers game against Penn State, a recent graduate is putting the finishing touches on a game...
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Garland Named to CBJ's 'Forty Under 40' List

University of Iowa graduated Nick Garland has been recognized by the Corridor Business Journal as one of its “Forty Under 40” honorees.
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Pappajohns Commit $10 million to entrepreneurship education

John and Mary Pappajohn, of Des Moines, are two of Iowa’s most generous philanthropists, and they recently announced a $10 million gift commitment to continue entrepreneurship education and programming through the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers at the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College.
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Iowa JPEC honors 11 entrepreneurial leaders

The University of Iowa will honor nine recipients of its second annual Iowa Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors. The awards are presented by the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). Established in 1996, Iowa JPEC is the University of Iowa’s hub for entrepreneurship education and outreach. A recognition event will be held Oct. 8.
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Hora's Passion for Farming Runs Deep

When you can trace your farming lineage to the European “old country,” you know passion for the profession runs deep.