Recent News

Mixed-use project proposed for City Hall parking lot

May 6, 2015

Two Des Moines developers have proposed a project that would include a parking ramp near the Des Moines City Hall and a mixture of commercial and residential endeavors.

2016's Best Large Cities to Start a Business

May 2, 2015

Innovation and entrepreneurial spirit is instilled in Americans. WalletHub comprised a list of the best big cities for Americans to pursue those endeavors.

Choosing Your Startup Team Wisely

April 27, 2015

Several successful entrepreneurs share their best advice for choosing the best startup team possible.

10 Ideas Developed at First University of Iowa Startup Games

April 24, 2015

Thinc Innovation and Collaboration Lab hosted an event called Startup Games for University of Iowa students. The purpose of the event was to develop and pitch business ideas in only three days.

Anthony Gair to Swim in 'Shark Tank'

April 22, 2015

Daymond John, star of ABC-TV's "Shark Tank," is going to be speaking about entrepreneurialism at the University of Iowa. A few University of Iowa student entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to Daymond John at the event.

Venture School Prepares Q-C Entrepreneurs for Business

April 21, 2015

A group of entrepreneurs recently completed the University of Iowa Venture School — Quad-Cities. Venture School is a entrepreneurial training program.

Student Entrepreneurs to Swim in the Shark Tank

April 20, 2015

Daymond John, venture capitalist and star of ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” is coming to the University of Iowa in April. John will be speaking and several students will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to him.

Life after NFL: Nate Kaeding takes on new role in Iowa City

April 3, 2015

Nate Kaeding, retired NFL player, came back to Iowa City to get his MBA at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business. In addition to going back to school, Kaeding got involved with several local busines ventures, as well.

IC Start-Ups Flourish

March 31, 2015

Old Capitol Food Co. is coming to Iowa City as a producer of local, organic tofu. The founders saw the multitude of benefits of starting a business in Iowa City and jumped on the opportunity.

A Doll Sets the Stage for Our Entrepreneurial Daughters. Are We Giving Them The Tools to Succeed?

March 26, 2015

American Girl executives worked with the University of Iowa’s Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship to create a believable back story for their new entrepreneur American Girl doll.

The People Side of Business

March 26, 2015

The University of Iowa is now offering a new major, the Bachelor of Arts in Enterprise Leadership. This major includes a combination of courses from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), and the Tippie College of Business.

UI Biomedical Engineers Impress Lt. Governor with Patent-Pending Medical Devices

March 26, 2015

Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds visited with students from the University of Iowa's Iowa Medical Innovations Group (IMIG). IMIG brings together engineering, medicine, law, and business students to create new medical technology.

New Major in Full Swing

March 26, 2015

A new major is now available at the University of Iowa. The major is called the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Leadership. 

UI Researchers Aim to Personalize Cancer Treatment

March 23, 2015

Immortagen, a new company associated with the University of Iowa, is working to create a personalized cancer treatment.

University of Iowa helps American Girl tell entrepreneurship story

February 23, 2015

Dawn Bowlus, director of the University of Iowa’s Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, has been working with American Girl to create a back story for the new American Girl doll. This year's doll, Grace Thomas, is an entrepreneur.