From seminars to networking events, Iowa JPEC engages you with all forms of entrepreneurship throughout the year. Experience innovation, connect with professionals, and inspire your future at one of our events.

Events listing

Competitions and honors

Bet on yourself by participating in one of our many business competitions or nominating yourself or another for one of our prestigious awards. Team up to create a business in a weekend at the Startup Games, or pitch your business idea to a panel of judges for your chance to win funds to help support your idea. We have competitions for entrepreneurs of all experience levels and areas of study.


  • Startup Games
  • IdeaStorm
  • Iowa Innovation Challenge
  • Business Model Competition Global, Qualifier
  • Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition
  • John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition
  • Founders Club Fair

Explore competitions


  • Student Startup of the Year 
  • Faculty/Staff Startup of the Year
  • Venture School Business of the Year
  • Young Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year

Make a nomination