DesignDash 2022

Inaugural DesignDash is a Success

A very early morning turned into a nerve-wracking Tuesday afternoon for Dariana, a senior from Albia High School. And she wouldn’t change a thing.
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Drew has his Real Estate Business Rocking and Rolling

On April 22, Nathan Drew will speak to a class of undergraduate entrepreneurs at the University of Iowa. The site of the presentation — the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory — still holds a special place in his heart.

S5G Earns $25K at Innovation Challenge Awards Event

S5G Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical eye drop compound that provides ocular protection, took home $25,000 for first place in the Innovation Challenge graduate/faculty/staff/incubator startup division at the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center award’s event April 13 at MERGE in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Leading the Way to Progressive Change


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

Dana Njenga

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.