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

Surge Summit Spring 2018 Winners

May 4, 2018

The University of Iowa’s Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, held its closing workshop, Surge Summit, on Friday, April 27th.

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosts first-ever AgTech Day

March 26, 2018

In honor of National Agriculture Week, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosted its first-ever AgTech Day where startups across the country, including Venture School alumni Terva, showcased their AgTech innovations.

The Elevator Pitch: Gnarly Pepper

February 22, 2018

Sioux City Venture School alum business Gnarly Pepper features their custom spice blend formulations that mix with Greek yogurt. Learn more here.

SmartScripts to Expand with New Funding

December 20, 2017

SmartScripts, a Venture School alum, recently completed $2.5 million of new investment funding to commercialize its Regimen Management Pharmacy solution for people who need to manage their daily medications.

Qneo's 'hyper-local' coupon app debuts in Iowa City

February 2, 2018

Sioux City-based Qneo has brought its free-to-download, "hyper-local Groupon" service to Iowa City. Read more online.

Board Action: Economic Develpment Board Approves Awards to Support Over $87 Million in Capital Investment in Iowa

January 19, 2018

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects, two of which are Venture School alumni. Read more online.

Taking the bite out of bacteria

January 18, 2018

When one of his high school wrestlers contracted an infection while competing, Pat Flaherty got proactive; he developed the Germbot.

Mandela Fellows gain public health insight

September 5, 2017

Mandela Fellows are hosted by the University of Iowa and complete the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Venture School. Read more online.