Made in the USA

July 24, 2018

Vako Darjania, the founder of Vako Design, tells his journey on coming to the University of Iowa and blending his passion for art with business. Read more online

Student Accelerator Final Pitches, Summer 2018

July 25, 2018

On July 24th, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) Student Accelerator program finished with the Student Accelerator Final Pitches.

Streamweaver Turns Twitch Gamers into Influence Marketers

August 24, 2016

Streamweaver, a startup in Cedar Rapids, finds gamers who they deem to be viable influencers, then pair the gamers up with a company. The companies can then use those gamers as influencer marketers.

Get to Know Outlaw Farming Technologies

July 28, 2016

Josey Jewell, junior linebacker for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, spoke at Big Ten media days about Outlaw Farming Technologies, a company he started in an entrepreneurship class. The company has created a virtual cattle fencing product.

Iowa Startup Accelerator teams vie for $100,000

November 6, 2014

Built By Iowa agreed to invest $100,000 in one or more of the 10 Iowa Startup Accelerator teams. The accelerator, based in Cedar Rapids, will host an event where the teams will pitch their businesses in hopes of gaining investments.

12 Teams Accepted to JPEC’s Venture School Accelerator

May 21, 2014

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center chose 12 teams to participate in the first student accelerator program.