Institute for International Business celebrates 20 years of connective Iowans with the rest of the of the business world

October 11, 2019

The Institute for International Business (IIB) celebrated its 20th anniversary on October 10. The IIB has worked to connect to the local community and engage globally through international research, education, and consulting resources!

Fall 2019 IdeaStorm Competition Results

October 7, 2019

The week of September 30-October 3 the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the privilege of hosting three uniquely focused IdeaStorm competitions across the University of Iowa campus. The top four ideas selected by judges were awarded cash prizes at each competition, as well as a People's Choice award that was selected by students who attended the event.

Hawkeye Pitch Off Recap

October 16, 2018

On Thursday, October 11 Iowa JPEC students and alumni came together at WeWork in Chicago for a night of networking and ideation.

Fall 2018 IdeaStorm Recap

October 9, 2018

The Fall 2018 IdeaStorm competition brought over 81 students from majors all across campus together to pitch their business ideas-- in just two minutes or less. The four-night event was hosted in various locations across campus. IdeaStorm competitions help students familiarize themselves with the pitching process and encourages them to share their innovative ideas. The top five ideas are awarded cash prizes at each competition -- $6,000 was awarded in total.

UI Art Building to be Home of New Innovation Center

August 30, 2018

The building where Grant Wood created his world-famous art soon will become a place where University of Iowa students and faculty can collaborate and innovate to change the world.

RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa JPEC Students Promote Pass-Through Towns

July 23, 2018

Small towns across Iowa are ready for RAGBRAI thanks to the assistance of Iowa JPEC students who have been working with each community to promote its businesses.

Top 25 Entrepreneurship: Ugrad

November 14, 2017

The University of Iowa is ranked #17 in the Princeton Review's top 25 schools for entrepreneurship in 2018. Read more online

ICAD, JPEC Seeking Mentors for Corridor Entrepreneurs

February 27, 2018

ICAD and Iowa JPEC are seeking local community business leaders to engage with and mentor entrepreneurs as part of a state-sponsored Mentor Program.

Iowa JPEC Alum, Spencer Heath, Promoted at CIVCO Medical Solutions

May 17, 2018

For 27 years Spencer Heath watched his father, Paul Heath, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director at the University of Iowa, help start and grow businesses all over the corridor. As Spencer was growing up, he met the clients his father was helping start businesses.

Surge Summit Spring 2018 Winners

May 4, 2018

The University of Iowa’s Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, held its closing workshop, Surge Summit, on Friday, April 27th.