Gravitate Sets Sessions on Big Data, UI Venture School

July 16, 2015

Gravitate’s lunch series on July 21 will include a presentation, aimed at software developers, on the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority’s recently released real-time data on Google’s General Transit Feed Specification in open data format.

Local Entrepreneurs Find Value In Venture School Program

May 12, 2016

The University of Iowa Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, recently concluded its local eastern Iowa cohort.

Venture School Wins Award

February 23, 2017

The University of Iowa's Venture School received the 2017 Resource Partner of the Year award from America's Small Business Development Centers.

Silicon Valley and Venture Capital Firms Bet on Ag Start-ups

February 27, 2017

A huge investment deficit has hit the agriculture market and they do not have a good financial infrastructure to acquire capital. AgFunder was founded in 2013 to try and solve this issue.

Des Moines helps entrepreneurs, students perfect craft

February 17, 2017

Des Moines offers plenty of programs that encourage entrepreneurship for students or anyone else looking to start a business. One such program, Venture School, offered by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, is starting on February 27 in Des Moines.

Entrepreneurs Test Ideas at Quad Cities Venture School

January 25, 2017

The Quad-Cities Venture School program is seeking entrepreneurs who want to improve their business ideas in a six-week program. This program is a partnership of the Quad-Cities Chamber, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.

Sioux City Dad Designs Board Game for his Soccer-Loving Son

June 21, 2016

When a father couldn’t find the perfect gift for his soccer-loving son, he made one, using gutter guard and golf tees pegged into a painted piece of wood.

Event Dec. 3: UI Plans First Venture School Surge Summit in Des Moines

November 24, 2015

The first University of Iowa Venture School Surge Summit will be taking place in Des Moines on December 3rd.

Iowa Entrepreneurs Receive Startup Training through UI Venture School

January 20, 2016

Last fall, a group of eight Iowa entrepreneurs graduated from the University of Iowa Venture School program. Venture School helps entrepreneurs create their startups effectively and efficiently.

Urbandale Jumpstarts Local Entrepreneur through Venture School Scholarship

January 26, 2017

UI Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines is currently hosting the 2016 Des Moines Venture School cohort. The program helps startups better match their ideas with the needs of customers to increase their chances of success.