Recent News

ABAL Therapeutics named 2018 UI Student Startup of the Year

April 19, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics has received the 2018 UI Student Startup of the Year award, an order honoring two deserving student startups affiliated with the University of Iowa. Read more online.

A list of the 2018 Prometheus Award Winners

April 12, 2018

Higher Learning Technologies has been selected as a Prometheus Award Winner in the Technology Company of the Year (Small/Medium).

UI student-owned business wins prestigious startup competition

April 12, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics, a UI business that designs software providing therapy for children with autism, recently won the grand prize at Texas Christian University’s prestigious Values and Ventures business startup competition.

Business Model Competition Winners, Spring 2018

April 2, 2018

On March 28th and 29th, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting the annual Business Model Competition.

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosts first-ever AgTech Day

March 26, 2018

In honor of National Agriculture Week, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosted its first-ever AgTech Day where startups across the country, including Venture School alumni Terva, showcased their AgTech innovations.

Startups receive funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority

March 23, 2018

Over $600,000 was awarded to seven startups by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, including SwineTech and STRATAFOLIO.

Meet the 'bitcoin guy' on University of Iowa's campus

March 9, 2018

Cameron Schorg is a vocal advocate for cryptocurrency technology on the University of Iowa campus. Read more online.

University of Iowa student startup hopes to improve lives of people with disabilities

March 9, 2018

When care provider companies failed to meet a student's needs, a team of students created Students Care.

New Waukee dance studio will offer yoga classes

March 8, 2018

Premiere Dance Project, owned by Amanda Gustafson and Aunica Harvey, will open June 3 in Waukee. Read more online.

Sigma Nu Tau Ventures to St. Louis

March 5, 2018

On March 1st, 16 Sigma Nu Tau members traveled to Missouri to learn from St. Louis business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Buchanan earns STEM Innovator certification

February 28, 2018

Jason Buchanan, Kenston Forest School Director of Technology, has completed the STEM Innovator Teach Certification from The University of Iowa. Read more online.

Spring 2018 Iowa Startup Games

February 26, 2018

This past weekend, February 23-25, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting Iowa Startup Games. The weekend long event was a success with 37 students participating to compete for $2,750 in cash prizes.

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.