PowerPollen Takes Home $40,000 After Winning 2018 Pappajohn Pitch Competition

September 18, 2018

The 2018 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition commenced last week with 12 finalists. PowerPollen was announced the winner and was awarded $40,000.

Life Out of A Backpack

May 1, 2018

Drew Boysen, a recent graduate, paves his own path as he hikes the Appalachian Trail. Read more online

Alumni Spotlight: Yvonne Lyngaas

February 23, 2016

Yvonne Lyngaas (BA, Health and Sports Studies, Political Science, Certificate in Entrepreneurship, ’06) originally joined the business program at the University of Iowa, but when she discovered her first entrepreneurship course through the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC), she was hooked.

Alumni Spotlight: Steve Davis

April 13, 2016

Steve Davis (Computer Science B.S., Engineering M.S.) started his software-development company more than 12 years ago right here in Iowa.

A Chance Today to Cheer on an East Village Project

July 1, 2016

Tim Rypma, an Iowa JPEC alum and member of the Iowa JPEC Alumni Advisory Council, is one of the developers on an exciting project in East Village Des Moines.

Alumni Spotlight: Annie Vitale

July 13, 2016

Vitale turned the tragedy of her father’s death into a thriving nonprofit that honors high school senior girls’ relationships with their own fathers.

Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Yoder

March 29, 2016

Brandon Yoder (BBA, Business Administration and Management, ’09) was a member of one of the first entrepreneurial teams to belong to the Founders Club. Since starting Green Transitions in 2009 as a student, Yoder has grown his company to with employees and positive cash flow.

TAI & LWBJ Announce 2017 Prometheus Awards Finalists

February 27, 2017

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) and LWBJ recently announced the finalists of this year's LWBJ Prometheus Awards. The Prometheus Awards are given to companies and individuals in Iowa’s innovative technology industry.

Alumni Spotlight: Josh Krakauer

February 13, 2017

Josh Krakauer, founder of a creative agency called Sculpt, talks about his career and shares advice for others.

Become a Life-Long Learner

November 8, 2013

ClusterFlunk talks about how their passion for education got their business to where it is today.