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

CBJ Report: UI Startup Wins Big at Regional CleanTech Competition

May 31, 2018

Verdilife, a UI student startup, has won first place at the Department of Energy sponsored MegaWatt Ventures competition in Orlando, Florida. Read more online

From Pain Point to Patent Pending

June 5, 2017

University of Iowa football player and entrepreneurship student, Josey Jewell, is working on a patent for a GPS ear tag that keeps cows inside a Geo-Fence area.

Student Spotlight: Conor Paulsen

April 13, 2016

Conor Paulsen, currently a junior at the University of Iowa, is the CEO of GentlemenCare, a men’s fashion line of high-quality, locally sourced leather goods. While Paulsen thrives as an entrepreneur, he also wants to encourage gentlemen-like behavior through his company.

Student Spotlight: Mackenzie Phillips

October 24, 2016

Senior Mackenzie Phillips [Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management, 2017] reflects on her involvement with Iowa JPEC – and how it almost never happened.

JPEC Students Host eSports Event

February 23, 2016

This January Connor Alne (BA, Enterprise Leadership, ’17) and his startup National College Gaming Association (NCGA) hosted the largest eSports event in Iowa since 2012. Over 100 people attended the competition held at the CPMI Event Center in Ames, IA.

UI Online Farm Manual Business Recognized for Technology Excellence

April 17, 2013

The 2013 Prometheus Awards honored Tyler Finchum, a University of Iowa student, for his business Farm Manuals Fast. The company sells farm equipment manuals online.

Boosting Organ-Transplant Field

September 30, 2015

Two University of Iowa students joined together to develop ORGANizer, a device that improves the communication between the organ donor and the recipient.

Swineguard Protects Piglets from Being Crushed to Death

October 12, 2015

Matt Rooda, a student at the University of Iowa, developed Swineguard to try and minimize piglet deaths, and therefore increase pork production.

TelePharm Taps PTCB Vet to Lead Operations

October 16, 2015

TelePharm, a digital health care company, announced their new VP Pharmacy Operation as a longtime Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) veteran.