Recent News

The Elevator Pitch: Gnarly Pepper

February 22, 2018

Sioux City Venture School alum business Gnarly Pepper features their custom spice blend formulations that mix with Greek yogurt. Learn more here.

UI to Welcome Mandela Fellows This Summer

February 21, 2018

For the third year in a row, the University of Iowa will host young leaders from Africa for the Mandela Fellowship program. Read more online.

Student-run startup gives students business resources

February 20, 2018

Isabel Reed's company, Co-Found It, provides Iowa Ctiy community members with resources to help expand and cultivate their business ideas. Read more online.

Adore Your Walls brings an artistic eye to the Des Moines tech scene

February 20, 2018

Adore Your Walls, a Venture School alum business, works with organizations and individuals to find the perfect piece of art for peoples walls. Read more online.

Spring 2018 IdeaStorm Recap

February 9, 2018

The spring 2018 IdeaStorm competition brought over 30 students to MERGE to pitch their business idea- in less than a minute! Each semester, students from majors all across campus familiarize themselves with the pitching process at IdeaStorm.

Qneo's 'hyper-local' coupon app debuts in Iowa City

February 2, 2018

Sioux City-based Qneo has brought its free-to-download, "hyper-local Groupon" service to Iowa City. Read more online.

Williams brings research experience to her teachings on negotiation

February 1, 2018

Michele Williams stresses teamwork in business relationships and uses the Iowa JPEC's Iowa Startup Games competition to study team work and help innovator teams.

U.S. higher education institutions selected to host Mandela Washington Fellows

February 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the 27 U.S. universities, including the University of Iowa, that have been selected to host 700 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2018.

UI spinout gets boost from state award

January 23, 2018

ECR Logic, LLC, a University of Iowa spinout organization, is positioned for progress following a $25,000 award from the state's Proof of Commercial Relevance (POCR) Fund. Read more online.

Board Action: Economic Develpment Board Approves Awards to Support Over $87 Million in Capital Investment in Iowa

January 19, 2018

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects, two of which are Venture School alumni. Read more online.

Taking the bite out of bacteria

January 18, 2018

When one of his high school wrestlers contracted an infection while competing, Pat Flaherty got proactive; he developed the Germbot. Read more online.

SwineTech Inc. Selected Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year

January 8, 2018

SwineTech Inc. of Iowa is the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, AFBF officials said today.

Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC, Coralville

January 2, 2018

Mike Schultz and Frances Johnson are looking to bring the number of metastatic melanoma patients down. Based on discoveries in the lab, the duo started Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC, a company based around a revolutionary radio-pharmaceutical to improve those odds.

This Iowa college senior is betting big on Bitcoin. Should you?

December 28, 2017

Atlantis Financial founder and Tippie College of Business senior Cameron Schorg, "the Bitcoin guy", has been dubbed one of the Des Moines Register's People to Watch.

Six-story hotel proposed in downtown Cedar Falls

December 26, 2017

A major hotel project, developed by Hawkeye Hotels, is being proposed for downtown Cedar Falls. Read more online.