PowerPollen Takes Home $40,000 After Winning 2018 Pappajohn Pitch Competition

September 18, 2018

The 2018 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition commenced last week with 12 finalists. PowerPollen was announced the winner and was awarded $40,000.

Pappajohn Shares Insights with Young African Leaders

September 2, 2017

John Pappajohn spoke with the young African leaders from the Young African Leadership Initiative hosted at the University of Iowa and Drake University.

Pappajohn Venture Competition Prizes Double to $100K

March 14, 2018

Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being acceppted, with $100,000 in cash prizes, double the amount from previous years, now on the line.

Young African Leaders Initiative fellows visit Iowa City, tour the state

July 19, 2017

John Pappajohn, a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist, spoke to a group of Fellows from the 2017 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) last week. The Fellows are learning about economics in Iowa and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship during their six-week program.

Pappajohn to young African entrepreneurs: Do something, but enjoy it

July 14, 2017

Drake University and the University of Iowa's Mandela Washington Fellows got to hear from John Pappajohn, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, last week.

Visiting African students receive innovative gift from John Pappajohn

July 17, 2017

John Pappajohn, a philanthropist and venture capitalist, gifted the Drake University and Unversity of Iowa Mandela Washington Fellows with a food dehydrator made by an Iowa-based company called KinoSol. Pappajohn's purpose for the gift was to spur entrepreneurial growth among the Fellows.

Pappajohn Makes Students 'Phil for a Day'

October 20, 2015

John Pappajohn, a leading philanthropist, entrepreneur, and business leader, provided the 7000 students who attended his most recent lecture with $10 bills to donate to various University of Iowa causes.

EntreFEST honors Pappajohn with 'lifetime impact' award

June 1, 2015

John Pappajohn received a "lifetime impact award" from the organizers of EntreFEST for significantly helping the entrepreneurial community grow in Iowa.