Spring 2018 Iowa Startup Games

February 26, 2018

This past weekend, February 23-25, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting Iowa Startup Games. The weekend long event was a success with 37 students participating to compete for $2,750 in cash prizes.

UI Pursues Innovation Center

November 20, 2017

This fall, the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business partnered with Bruce Mau and the Massive Change Network, a global design consultancy based in Chicago, to collaborate on a new “Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation”.

IdeaStorm Fall 2017

September 25, 2017

At IdeaStorm, University of Iowa students share their business idea in one minute to a panel of judges and an audience. Ideastorm familiarizes students with the process of a pitch competition. The top five ideas were awarded cash prizes to help take their idea to the next level.

SwineTech

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.

Sigma Nu Tau Ventures to Minneapolis

December 12, 2017

The University of Iowa’s chapter of Sigma Nu Tau ventured to Minneapolis to shadow and learn from local companies. On their trip, they visited eyebobs Eyewear, Apothecary Products, Seven Sundays, and HelioMetrics.

SmartScripts to Expand with New Funding

December 20, 2017

SmartScripts, a Venture School alum, recently completed $2.5 million of new investment funding to commercialize its Regimen Management Pharmacy solution for people who need to manage their daily medications.

Spring 2018 IdeaStorm Recap

February 9, 2018

The spring 2018 IdeaStorm competition brought over 30 students to MERGE to pitch their business idea- in less than a minute! Each semester, students from majors all across campus familiarize themselves with the pitching process at IdeaStorm.

University of Iowa pursuing innovation center

November 15, 2017

The Tippie College of Business and Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center collaborate with Bruce Mau and the Massive Change network to create a new "Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation".

2017 Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition Results

November 3, 2017

On November 1st and 2nd, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting the annual Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition.