UI Student Entrepreneurs Place at Pappajohn Student Venture Competition

April 21, 2018

Thirteen student teams representing Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College got the chance to pitch to John Pappajohn and his team at Equity Dynamics for the chance to win $5,000 for their business idea.

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.

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.

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.


December 18, 2017

When Matthew Rooda realized the daily impact piglet deaths had on the pork industry, it was easy to see that something needed to be done. He and Abraham Espinoza joined Iowa JPEC’s Founders Club to help launch their business, SwineTech.

HealthTech Solutions

December 14, 2017

The curiosity to understand the organ transplantation process coupled with personal connections to transplant patients motivated Dalton Shaull and Eric Pahl to build HealthTech Solutions (HTS) in 2015.

Students Aim to Save Piglets With the Use of Wearables

July 6, 2017

Matthew Rooda, co-founder of SwineTech, describes how he navigated the business development process. SwineTech develops wearable devices to help save piglets.

Alec Whitters Named Forbes 30 Under 30

June 1, 2017

Alec Whitters, Founders Club alumni, was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 for being the CEO of Higher Learning Technologies (HLT). HLT produces studying apps for health sciences exams.

Device designed to reduce devastating piglet crushing

June 2, 2017

Matthew Rooda of SwineTech, a company working to reduce piglet crushing, describes the history and creation of his business. Read more online.

Iowa City’s Launch Services targets startups’ business needs

June 1, 2017

Launch Services co-founder and University of Iowa alumni, Gerry Redlinger, describes how the company came about, the process of acquiring clients, and his hopes for the company's future.