Recent News

25 Young Africans Learn Business Skills in Summer Program through the University of Iowa

July 17, 2018

The Mandela Washington Fellows share about their experiences so far at the University of Iowa for the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Young African Leaders Arrive in Iowa City to Learn About Entrepreneurship and Promote International Dialogue

July 2, 2018

For the third consecutive year, UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) welcomes 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from Sub-Saharan African countries to the University of Iowa to learn about U.S. entrepreneurship and promote international dialogue.

Aiming for Nationwide Buzz

June 28, 2018

Isaac Quiadoo, a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, showcases his startup and what work he's done since the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Read more online

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

Diversity of Study Abroad Offerings Allowed UI Football Player, Jake Gervase, to Earn Academic Credit in Havana, Cuba

June 26, 2018

Jake Gervase recalls the experience to travel abroad through the International Entrepreneurship and Culture study abroad program in Cuba.

ECR Logic: Streamlining Fieldwork Through Mobile Technology

June 20, 2018

The University of Iowa spinout company, ECR Logic, is developing a mobile fieldwork data application that aggregates map data for use in the field by scientists.

Experts: Trump's latest Tariffs put Increased Risk Into Already Uncertain Iowa Economy

June 18, 2018

Dimy Doresca, Director of the Institute for International Business, gives his opinion along with other experts on the upcoming tariffs being placed on other countries.

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

Iowa JPEC Alum, Spencer Heath, Promoted at CIVCO Medical Solutions

May 17, 2018

For 27 years Spencer Heath watched his father, Paul Heath, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director at the University of Iowa, help start and grow businesses all over the corridor. As Spencer was growing up, he met the clients his father was helping start businesses.

Student-owned software therapy business wins $25K grand prize at startup contest

May 14, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics recently won the grand prize at the Texas Christian University's Values and Ventures national business startup competition. 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.

Life Out of A Backpack

May 1, 2018

Drew Boysen, a recent graduate, paves his own path as he hikes the Appalachian Trail. Read more online

UI student veteran excels in second chance at college degree

April 27, 2018

Michael Simon was inspired to invent the RC (remote controlled) Beaver with the goal to clear river debris after taking a geology class. Read more online.

International Entrepreneurship - UI Students Venture to Cuba

April 23, 2018

Over spring break, 12 University of Iowa students traveled to Cuba to further their entrepreneurial and cultural studies by working with Cuban businesses and participating in local culture.