Students, faculty, staff honored for new business startup ideas

December 2, 2019

Numerous University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students received cash prizes for their new business start-up ideas recently in the Iowa Innovation Challenge.

Iowa Innovation Competition Awards $81,000 To Support UI Innovation

November 21, 2019

On November 18-20 the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the privilege of partnering with the University of Iowa’s Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Iowa Research Foundation, and UI Ventures to host the first phase of the Iowa Innovation Challenge. The Iowa Innovation Challenge will award over $225,000 during the 2019-2020 academic year to support innovation across campus and is open to all UIowa faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and incubator startups.

The first phase of the Challenge was an elevator pitch competition which took place the past three days. The second phase of the Challenge will take place in spring 2020.

A total of 65 UI businesses pitched their ideas as a part of the elevator pitch competition, and $81,000 was awarded in prizes. Congratulations to all of the winners of the first phase of the Iowa Innovation Challenge.

Iowa Innovation Challenge offers $225,000 in prize money to entrepreneurial projects

November 5, 2019

Four UI organizations, including the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, have come together to create the Iowa Innovation Challenge, a new contest with $225,000 in funding for innovation and entrepreneurial projects.

New: Iowa Innovation Challenge to award $225,000 to UI Innovation

October 8, 2019

The Iowa Innovation Challenge will help bring over $225,000 in total funding to be awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year across the University of Iowa's campus. The Challenge is a university-wide competition with the goal to identify, advance and support the most innovative and entrepreneurial projects on campus.