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.

Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife

March 7, 2019

VentureWell's latest Innovator Spotlight is Iowa JPEC's very own, Mahdi Eghbali, founder of VerdiLife. 

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

UI Student Entrepreneurs Place at Pappajohn Student Venture Competition

April 21, 2018

Thirteen student teams representing Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Drake University, and North Iowa Area Community College got the chance to pitch to John Pappajohn and his team at Equity Dynamics for the chance to win $5,000 for their business idea.