UI Students take top prizes in statewide Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

April 29, 2019

Students take top prizes in statewide Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Three college student teams each claimed $5,000 prizes at the finals of the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition on April 26, in Des Moines.

Founders Club Fair 2019 Recap

April 5, 2019

On April 5, 2019, Iowa JPEC hosted our annual Founders Club Fair at the Graduate Hotel in Iowa City. Over 300 students and members of the community attended the fair, meeting all of the innovative UI student businesses that are apart of our Founders Club program.

IC Inventor Takes Chance on Water-Borne Drone

November 27, 2018

Mr. Simon, founder of Iowa City-based Clean River Solutions, is developing the RC Beaver, a drone device designed to cut through the tangle of timber, trash and other material that collects around bridge pilings and other inconvenient places.

UI Fosters Innovation on Many Levels

November 26, 2018

With plans to build a new center of innovation and the hiring of a chief innovation officer, the University of Iowa will continue to build on its reputation of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship for students and faculty. 

2018 Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition Results

November 15, 2018

On November 13th and 14th, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting the annual Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition.

U of I Students Opening Collaborative Retail Space at Coralville Development

August 31, 2018

Eight current or just-graduated University of Iowa students have ambitious business plans. They're going to launch a joint retail shop in Coralville and do it in a very visible location.

Student Businesses to Open Collaborative Retail Space at Iowa River Landing

September 5, 2018

Eight University of Iowa student-led businesses will open Foundry IRL, a collaborative retail space at Iowa River Landing in Coralville. Read more online

Coralville Hopes These Student Startups Will Inject New Life Into Iowa River Landing

September 2, 2018

8 student startups from Iowa JPEC's Founders Club are seeking establish their brands as they grow their product lines at a brick-and-mortar space at the Iowa River Landing in Coralville.

UI Students Entrepreneurs Trying Brick and Mortar

August 29, 2018

Eight University of Iowa student-led businesses will open Foundry IRL, a collaborative retail and event space, next month at Iowa River Landing in Coralville.

Made in the USA

July 24, 2018

Vako Darjania, the founder of Vako Design, tells his journey on coming to the University of Iowa and blending his passion for art with business. Read more online