Fall 2018 Iowa Startup Games

October 30, 2018

This past weekend, October 26-28, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the opportunity to host the Fall 2018 Iowa Startup Games. The weekend-long event was a success, with over 40 students participating to compete for $2,750 in cash prizes.

Iowa Startup Games Spring 2019 Recap

March 4, 2019

The first weekend of March we had the privilege of hosting the Spring 2019 Iowa Startup Games. This is a three-day event where students, from all areas of study, pitch their ideas to have an impact.

University of Iowa Student Starts Business to Make Custom Prosthetic Limb Covers

December 31, 2018

Senior at the University of Iowa, Erica Cole, has taken advantage of a unique opportunity to start her own business, No Limbits, to help others in the same position as her.

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.

Williams brings research experience to her teachings on negotiation

February 1, 2018

Michele Williams stresses teamwork in business relationships and uses the Iowa JPEC's Iowa Startup Games competition to study team work and help innovator teams.

Iowa Startup Games Fall 2017

October 26, 2017

Over the weekend of October 20-22, University of Iowa students dove into entrepreneurship at the Iowa Startup Games.

Geret Smith Reignites Passion for Entrepreneurship at Iowa Startup Games

January 23, 2017

Think UI students do all of their learning in classrooms? Think again! Geret Smith, an Enterprise Leadership major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, proves that entrepreneurial learning at the University of Iowa can happen anywhere – and especially at Iowa Startup Games.

Iowa Startup Games Spring 2017

February 27, 2017

This spring, forty-five University of Iowa students from a broad range of majors joined together to create a business at Iowa Startup Games. This competition encourages students to pitch their business idea, team up with peers, and develop a business in a weekend.

'Startup Weekend' Ramps Up Awards Plans

November 4, 2015

The University of Iowa’s Venture School has announced a new award, the Most Promising Opportunity (MPO), which will be added to the awards presented on the final day of Startup Weekend on Nov. 22. The MPO award will be presented to the startup with the most promising new business opportunity.

Iowa Startup Games Fall 2016

October 17, 2016

This fall’s cohort of Iowa Startup Games wrapped up on Sunday, October 16, in an exciting pitch event at Kinnick Stadium. Eleven teams took to the McCord Indoor Press Box to share the story of their business in front of a large crowd of students and a panel of judges.