Sigma Nu Tau Ventures to Chicago

October 18, 2018

On October 11, 17 Sigma Nu Tau members traveled to Chicago to learn from Iowa JPEC alumni business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Spotlight Innovation Acquires Majority Stake in Memcine Pharmaceuticals

June 9, 2015

Spotlight Innovation Inc. acquired a majority ownership in Memcine Pharmaceuticals Inc., a company based at the University of Iowa Research Park.

Venture School Spotlight: Flow Media

February 23, 2016

The Flow Media team learned the value of UI Venture School on day one. They had an abundance of passion and ideas, but little-to-no customer discovery or business analysis.

Silicon Valley and Venture Capital Firms Bet on Ag Start-ups

February 27, 2017

A huge investment deficit has hit the agriculture market and they do not have a good financial infrastructure to acquire capital. AgFunder was founded in 2013 to try and solve this issue.

Young Entrepreneurs Unite for New Event

November 23, 2015

The Young Entrepreneur Convention is coming to Des Moines next year. This will be an event that encourages young entrepreneurs to pursue their startup ideas

Goquets Joins Iowa Accelerator to Gain National Traction

September 25, 2015

Goquets, a startup that is working to improve the online flower-buying experience, was founded during Ames Startup Weekend in 2013 and is now participating in the Iowa Startup Accelerator.

Meet the 6 Finalists for Startup of the Year

August 7, 2015

The Silicon Prairie Awards are coming up, but you still have time to vote for your favorite startups. The 2015 Startup of the Year finalists are listed here, and you have until August 31st to cast your vote.

RAGBRAI is a classroom for UI entrepreneurial students

July 21, 2015

A group of students from the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center are interning with the city of Solon and its RAGBRAI committee to help local businesses take advantage of the opportunity for potential customers with thousands of cyclists passing through.

Iowa Startup Accelerator teams ready to launch

November 7, 2014

The Iowa Startup Accelerator, a three-month intensive program, recently hosted its launch day for their participants. At this event, the resulting businesses of the accelerator pitched to a sold-out crowd.

A Conversation with David Conrad, UI’s New Economic Development Director

January 30, 2014

David Conrad, the new University of Iowa economic development director, came from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Despite being new to his position, Conrad already has quite a bit of insight.