Recent News

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.

ABAL Therapeutics named 2018 UI Student Startup of the Year

April 19, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics has received the 2018 UI Student Startup of the Year award, an order honoring two deserving student startups affiliated with the University of Iowa. Read more online.

MHS Grad Turns Class Project into Mobile App

April 18, 2018

Founders Club business, HeadsIn, is featured showing off their app development. Read more online

UI celebrates excellence in research, scholarship, entrepreneurship

April 18, 2018

University of Iowa Student Startups of the Year, ABAL Therapeutics and Premiere Dance Project, were celebrated for their work during the Office of Research and Economic Development’s annual Discovery & Innovation Awards Ceremony.

A list of the 2018 Prometheus Award Winners

April 12, 2018

Higher Learning Technologies has been selected as a Prometheus Award Winner in the Technology Company of the Year (Small/Medium).

UI student-owned business wins prestigious startup competition

April 12, 2018

ABAL Therapeutics, a UI business that designs software providing therapy for children with autism, recently won the grand prize at Texas Christian University’s prestigious Values and Ventures business startup competition.

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.

Farmland Finder: Value in a Name

April 10, 2018

When Terva.Ag updated their software and performed more customer discovery, founder Steven Brockus decided to re-brand into FarmlandFinder.com.

Shaul Shares Success Story

April 6, 2018

Dalton Shaull, co-founder of HealthTech Solutions, returned to his hometown to speak to the community about his path toward success.

Will Africa be 'the next Asia' for Trade?

April 2, 2018

Dimy Doresca, Director of the Institute for International Business, discusses manufacturing and trade in Africa as well as the ties the University of Iowa is building with African trade and business.

Business Model Competition Winners, Spring 2018

April 2, 2018

On March 28th and 29th, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting the annual Business Model Competition.

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.

UI Students Start Nonprofit to Assist Classmates With Disabilities

March 23, 2018

After first-hand experience with unreliable home-care providers in Iowa City, Michael Penniman and two friends took control of the situation by starting their company, Students Care.

Startups receive funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority

March 23, 2018

Over $600,000 was awarded to seven startups by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, including SwineTech and STRATAFOLIO.

Pappajohn Venture Competition Prizes Double to $100K

March 14, 2018

Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being acceppted, with $100,000 in cash prizes, double the amount from previous years, now on the line.