Sigma Nu Tau Iowa JPEC

Innovative and Comprehensive

Innovation is for everyone. That’s why our Iowa JPEC academic opportunities are available to any student at the University of Iowa. Our students gain valuable real-world experiences and skill sets through our comprehensive academic programs. Our instructors break the mold of traditional college lectures by engaging students through guest speakers, internships and consulting projects for Iowa startups and businesses, company tours, and connecting students with professional alumni mentors.

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2019 Impact


UI students rolled in entrepreneurship courses


Undergrad degrees are represented by students taking entrepreneurship courses


Students completed work for Iowa Businesses


  • 2 Majors
  • 4 Certificates
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Multiple student organizations
  • Alumni mentoring program
  • Internships with Iowa businesses
  • Consulting projects for Iowa businesses
  • Travel abroad opportunities
  • Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (entrepreneurial leadership experience)


  • Open to all UI students
  • Nationally ranked undergrad entrepreneurship program
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Real-world experiences
  • Professional development


Did you know?

Iowa JPEC has six campus-wide academic tracks that open up innovation to every UI student - regardless of their field of study.


Find out more about our academic tracks

Sara Leiding

Student Spotlight

Sara Leiding

Sara Leiding (Enterprise Leadership and Communications, 2020) was unsure of what she wanted her professional career to look like before she took the Professional Preparation for Enterprise Leadership course. That changed when she was matched with her mentor, Olivia Kaiser, Marketing Manager at McGraw-Hill, as part of the course. Right away, Leiding took full advantage of having a mentor and formed a relationship beyond the course requirements. Their relationship opened up new doors for Leiding that she never thought were possible, including landing the perfect internship.

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Our students gain valuable real-world experiences and skill sets through our comprehensive academic programs. Breaking the mold of the traditional college lectures, our academics engage students in real-world learning opportunities that go beyond the walls of the classroom. 
Lacey Sexton

BBA Management, Entrepreneurial Management Track, Founder of Sexton Design Co.

“Within Iowa JPEC there is a vast community ready to help you at any stage, from simply having an idea to owning a full-fledged business. One place I really found support is within some of the organizations they offer such as Women in Entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship student scholarships that I have received have also allowed me to spend more time working on my business and less time worrying about tuition.”

Ryan Light

Enterprise Leadership ('19)

“The opportunities I have been introduced to because of Enterprise Leadership have far exceeded what I ever thought I would accomplish in my time at Iowa. Whether it be from the innovative classes, internships, or even helping start a business, I have been introduced to the endless possibilities for succeeding after school. Iowa JPEC has been critical to my development in business, leadership, and innovation.”