August 8 - 12, 2021
open to all UI students

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March 26, 2021

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Iowa JPEC established the annual, week-long Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) in a partnership among state of Iowa universities and colleges, as well as Iowa Lakes Corridor Development in 2006. Today, this summer program continues to provide students with a week-long immersion into entrepreneurship and business strategy, and develop an outstanding network of peers and business professionals.

Students from the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, Iowa Lakes Community College and Buena Vista University participate in an advanced study of entrepreneurship that includes a team-based entrepreneurial venture computer simulation, seminars with successful entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, networking, pitch competitions, and fun on the shores of Iowa’s Great Lakes in Okoboji, Iowa. OEI has proven to be a life-changing experience for participants - check out this video and see for yourself!

The 2021 Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute runs from August 8-12. We are accepting applications; the deadline to apply is March 26.