Iowa Innovation honors
April 1 - , May 12, 2021
open to all UI Faculty/Staff/Students/Incubator Startups/UI Program or Academic Alumni

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April 30, 2021

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The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is currently accepting applications and nominations for the second Iowa Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors. The Honors recognize students, alumni, faculty, staff, and JPEC program participants who create value through innovation and entrepreneurship. The Honors will recognize both the 2020 and 2021 award winners during a luncheon event on Friday, October 8, 2021. We are now accepting nominations and applications for the following awards, now through May 12.

  • Student Startup of the Year – Open to students in all UI majors and programs
  • Iowa Innovator of the Year – Open to faculty and staff in all UI Colleges who have completed the UI Innovators Workshop
  • Young Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year – Open to alumni from all UI majors and colleges
  • Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year – Open to alumni from all UI majors and colleges
  • Venture School Business of the Year
  • Enterprise Leadership Alumni of the Year – Open to Iowa JPEC academic alumni
  • Enterprise Leadership Student of the Year – Open to Iowa JPEC students