GIA-backed Drive Spotter raises $750,000

March 9, 2016

Drive Spotter, a startup in the Midwest, is working on a software to help trucking companies improve driver performance. Drive Spotter has raised $750,000 for their company.

Financial Package Proposed for Historic Rehab in Downtown Des Moines

February 10, 2016

The Des Moines City Council is considering an agreement for the development of apartments, commercial space, and indoor parking in a historic part of downtown.

New JPEC Donor: Keith Chiavetta

February 9, 2016

Keith Chiavetta, a University of Iowa alumni and current entrepreneur, makes a donation to the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) to inspire not only students, but other alumni as well.

D.M.'s UpCraft Club joins San Francisco accelerator

February 3, 2016

UpCraft Club, a Des Moines-based startup, was accepted as one of the 53 startups participating in this year's 500 Startups, an accelerator in San Francisco.

Need Workers? Meet Phillip Jordan He May Be Able to Help - Insight on Business

January 6, 2016

Philip Jordan, from the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, talks about two programs that connect employees with businesses.

Female College Students Can Apply to UI Leadership Institute

December 28, 2015

The University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center will be hosting their ninth annual Iowa N.E.W. Leadership Institute. This institute empowers women to become more involved in the public sector.

Five Top Entrepreneurs to Take the Stage Tomorrow in the First-Ever ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

November 18, 2015

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” pitch competition chose five startup entrepreneurs from all over the U.S. as finalists. They will be competing for $10,000.

Importance of Succession Planning for Privately Held Businesses

October 13, 2015

Only one third of family businesses successfully transition to the next generation because of the lack of planning for the future. Business owners need to put a succession plan in place if they want their company's success to live on.

‘UI Entrepreneur 101’ Magazine Hits Newsstand, Web

September 9, 2015

The University of Iowa Entrepreneur: 101 magazine, features entrepreneurs with University of Iowa connections. This edition includes faculty entrepreneurs and a few others who have gotten support from the University of Iowa's programs.

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.