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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.
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Merging a Love of Writing and Gaming

It’s common career advice: “Pursue your passion.” University of Iowa alumna Lauryn Ash pluralized the saying, weaving writing and gaming into her professional life. The writer, game designer, and entrepreneur has worked on games such as Marvel’s Avengers and Dungeon Defenders II since graduating from Iowa in 2014 with a BA in English with a creative writing track, a BA in international studies...
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Sprayer Mods Takes 1st at Hawkeye Startup Accelerator Final Pitches

Sprayer Mods, an attachable sprayer that uses a camera to detect weeds and minimize herbicide costs for farmers, won first place and a $3,000 award — as well as a $500 Customer Discovery Award — at Hawkeye Startup Accelerator Final Pitches on July 30 at MERGE in Iowa City.
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Iowa Alumnus' Thriving Company Fosters Health Care Connections

Several months into the pandemic, Jon Lensing (20MD) chose a path with boundless potential.