Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife

March 7, 2019

VentureWell's latest Innovator Spotlight is Iowa JPEC's very own, Mahdi Eghbali, founder of VerdiLife. 

ICAD, JPEC Seeking Mentors for Corridor Entrepreneurs

February 27, 2018

ICAD and Iowa JPEC are seeking local community business leaders to engage with and mentor entrepreneurs as part of a state-sponsored Mentor Program.

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

Health IT Start-up HealthTech Solutions, Inc. Recognized as a Finalist in Rice University’s Prestigious Business Plan Competition

April 5, 2017

HealthTech Solutions, a health IT startup founded by University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center students, was accepted as a finalist in the Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest student start-up competition in the world.

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.

Kaeding Joins Elway and Ditka on Best Restaurant List

September 23, 2015

The Culture Cheat Sheet selected the Pullman Bar and Diner as one of the top five restaurants owned by NFL players. It is owned by former Iowa Hawkeyes and San Diego Chargers kicker, Nate Kaeding.

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.