Recent News

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.

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.

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.

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

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.