Venture School Launch Day, Spring 2019

May 22, 2019

The University of Iowa’s Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, held its Venture School Launch Day event on Thursday, May 16th. This year, the event highlighted the top 8 teams from the year and awarded a total of $21,000 to these Venture School businesses during the competition.

The "Good Enough" Pitch with Gregg Barcus

August 15, 2018

You have just designed the most awesome product of all time. You have put together a lean and brilliant team. Now it’s time to go out and pitch your company. How do you go about it? You learn from Gregg Barcus on how to make the "good enough" pitch.

Gnarly Pepper: A Healthier Dip and Condiment Alternative

August 16, 2018

Sarah Gotch had grown frustrated with the lack of healthy alternatives to traditional dips and condiments on the market. That's why she started Gnarly Pepper, a healthier alternative to the traditional dips and condiments used everyday.

Gregg Barcus Teaches a New Generation of Entrepreneurs at Venture School

July 26, 2018

For University of Iowa professor Gregg Barcus, entrepreneurship is an adventure that now consists of teaching and mentoring others through Iowa JPEC programs like Venture School.

Creative Habitat: Coworking Community for Busy Moms

June 27, 2018

Creative Habitat, a Venture School alum, is a community for moms that balances out their parenting and creative time. Read more online

The Corridor's 7 Biggest Tech Success Stories of 2017

January 2, 2018

Vozello, SmartScripts, and iotaMotion were chosen as part of the 7 biggest tech success stories of 2017. Read more online

Side Hustle: Professionals Share Their Passion Projects

March 7, 2018

BondingBox, a Startup Weekend creation and Venture School alum, shows what it means to be a "side hustle". Read more online

Farmland Finder: Value in a Name

April 10, 2018

When Terva.Ag updated their software and performed more customer discovery, founder Steven Brockus decided to re-brand into FarmlandFinder.com.

Terva.Ag Rebrands as FarmlandFinder.com

April 12, 2018

Ames-based online marketplace for agriculture real estate, Terva.Ag, is rebranding to FarmlandFinder.com. Read more online.

UI Venture School Graduates 12 Teams From Spring Cohort

May 10, 2018

Three Central Iowa startups achieved Top Five placements at the annual Surge Summit, the closing workshop for the University of Iowa's Venture School. Read more online