Recent News

Iowa JPEC Alum, Spencer Heath, Promoted at CIVCO Medical Solutions

May 17, 2018

For 27 years Spencer Heath watched his father, Paul Heath, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director at the University of Iowa, help start and grow businesses all over the corridor. As Spencer was growing up, he met the clients his father was helping start businesses.

Student-owned software therapy business wins $25K grand prize at startup contest

May 14, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics recently won the grand prize at the Texas Christian University's Values and Ventures national business startup competition. Read more online

Surge Summit Spring 2018 Winners

May 4, 2018

The University of Iowa’s Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, held its closing workshop, Surge Summit, on Friday, April 27th.

UI student veteran excels in second chance at college degree

April 27, 2018

Michael Simon was inspired to invent the RC (remote controlled) Beaver with the goal to clear river debris after taking a geology class. Read more online.

International Entrepreneurship - UI Students Venture to Cuba

April 23, 2018

Over spring break, 12 University of Iowa students traveled to Cuba to further their entrepreneurial and cultural studies by working with Cuban businesses and participating in local culture.

UI Student Entrepreneurs Place at Pappajohn Student Venture Competition

April 21, 2018

Thirteen student teams representing Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College got the chance to pitch to John Pappajohn and his team at Equity Dynamics for the chance to win $5,000 for their business idea.

ABAL Therapeutics named 2018 UI Student Startup of the Year

April 19, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics has received the 2018 UI Student Startup of the Year award, an order honoring two deserving student startups affiliated with the University of Iowa. Read more online.

UI celebrates excellence in research, scholarship, entrepreneurship

April 18, 2018

University of Iowa Student Startups of the Year, ABAL Therapeutics and Premiere Dance Project, were celebrated for their work during the Office of Research and Economic Development’s annual Discovery & Innovation Awards Ceremony.

A list of the 2018 Prometheus Award Winners

April 12, 2018

Higher Learning Technologies has been selected as a Prometheus Award Winner in the Technology Company of the Year (Small/Medium).

UI student-owned business wins prestigious startup competition

April 12, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics, a UI business that designs software providing therapy for children with autism, recently won the grand prize at Texas Christian University’s prestigious Values and Ventures business startup competition.

Business Model Competition Winners, Spring 2018

April 2, 2018

On March 28th and 29th, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting the annual Business Model Competition.

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosts first-ever AgTech Day

March 26, 2018

In honor of National Agriculture Week, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosted its first-ever AgTech Day where startups across the country, including Venture School alumni Terva, showcased their AgTech innovations.

Startups receive funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority

March 23, 2018

Over $600,000 was awarded to seven startups by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, including SwineTech and STRATAFOLIO.

Meet the 'bitcoin guy' on University of Iowa's campus

March 9, 2018

Cameron Schorg is a vocal advocate for cryptocurrency technology on the University of Iowa campus. Read more online.

University of Iowa student startup hopes to improve lives of people with disabilities

March 9, 2018

When care provider companies failed to meet a student's needs, a team of students created Students Care.