Health IT Start-up HealthTech Solutions, Inc. Recognized as a Finalist in Rice University’s Prestigious Business Plan Competition

April 5, 2017

HealthTech Solutions, a health IT startup founded by University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center students, was accepted as a finalist in the Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest student start-up competition in the world.

Piglets, Products and Priceless Advice: Cupid’s Cup 2017

April 2, 2017

University of Iowa student, Matthew Rooda, started his own company, SwineTech, to reduce piglet deaths. Rooda won first place at the 12th annual Cupid's Cup Entrepreneurship Competition.

Staying strong 10 years after brain tumor diagnosis

March 15, 2017

Caleigh Bemont, a senior at the University of Iowa, started an organization called Siblings Empowered. The purpose of the organization is to provide emotional support for those who are dealing with siblings who are terminally ill, or who have died.

An Iowa student's shocking invention helps keep these little piggies from getting squished

March 23, 2017

University of Iowa student, Matthew Rooda, started a business to focus on preventing the crushing of piglets by their mothers.

SwineTech founder to represent U.S. in global startup competition

March 20, 2017

Matthew Rooda, the co-founder of SwineTech, won the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards U.S. National Finals. Now Rooda get the opportunity to represent the nation in the global final in April.

University of Iowa student runs his own business while taking full class load

March 15, 2017

Matthew Rooda, a senior at the University of Iowa and the CEO of SwineTech, talks about balancing his business and school work.

Inc.'s 2017 List of America's Top Student-Run Businesses

March 10, 2017

Meet Inc.'s list of the 16 Coolest College Startups.

Iowa Student With Swine Startup Wins Global Startup Competition

March 10, 2017

The Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) recently named Matthew Rooda, founder of SwineTech, as the National Winner In the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. SwineTech is developing technology that prevents piglets from being crushed by their mothers.

University of Iowa students start online support group for siblings affected by adversity

March 10, 2017

Two University of Iowa students, Caleigh Bemont and Bridget Blair, teamed up to launch a nonprofit called Siblings Empowered. This organization is an online support group for those who have siblings affected my major adversities.

Three Entrepreneurial Students + One Business Incubator = ANKR

November 30, 2016

What happens when three student entrepreneurs come together under the roof of the University of Iowa’s business incubator? A new business, called ANKR, emerges, along with new friendships.