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A group of African entrepreneurs come to the Quad Cities

A group of entrepreneurs, the Mandela Washington Fellows, visited the Quad Cities. The fellows are a group of 25 people from countries in Africa who are learning new techniques and methods to bring back to their home countries.

African fellows learn new business skills at the University of Iowa

African fellows participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Iowa are studying American business and economics through the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.

Mandela Fellows tour Herbert Hoover Museum in West Branch

On Saturday, twenty-five African entrepreneurs participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship toured the Herbert Hoover Historic Site in West Branch.
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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.