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Venture School Launch Day, Spring 2019

The University of Iowa’s Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, held its Venture School Launch Day event on Thursday, May 16th. This year, the event highlighted the top 8 teams from the year and awarded a total of $21,000 to these Venture School businesses during the competition.

From Tragedy Comes a Business Opportunity

Erica Cole, founder of No Limbits, tells her story of overcoming her tragedies to find business solving opportunities in her community.
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UI Students take top prizes in statewide Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Students take top prizes in statewide Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition Three college student teams each claimed $5,000 prizes at the finals of the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition on April 26, in Des Moines.

Tippie College of Business Name Changes Reflect Focus on Innovation and Data Analysis

The Tippie College of Business has renamed it's Department of Management and Organizations to the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship to better reflect the increasing visibility and importance of entrepreneurship.
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Hawkeye Startup Incubator Fair 2019 Recap

On April 5, 2019, Iowa JPEC hosted our annual Founders Club Fair at the Graduate Hotel in Iowa City. Over 300 students and members of the community attended the fair, meeting all of the innovative UI student businesses that are apart of our Founders Club program.

Business Model Competition (BMC) Spring 2019

On March 26 and 27, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting its annual Business Model Competition (BMC).
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Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife

VentureWell's latest Innovator Spotlight is Iowa JPEC's very own, Mahdi Eghbali, founder of VerdiLife.
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Iowa Startup Games Spring 2019 Recap

The first weekend of March we had the privilege of hosting the Spring 2019 Iowa Startup Games. This is a three-day event where students, from all areas of study, pitch their ideas to have an impact.
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Spring 2019 IdeaStorm Recap

The Spring 2019 IdeaStorm competition hosted over 250 students from across all areas of study on campus. IdeaStorms are entry-level pitch competitions open to all UI students. Here, the students pitched their business ideas in under two minutes with the event taking place across the span of four days each at different campus locations. 118 student pitches were heard at this spring's IdeaStorms...
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University of Iowa to host 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The University of Iowa is proud to announce that it has been selected as an Institute Partner to host the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders for the fourth year in a row.