Recent News

Tech Group Names Women of Innovation Awards Finalists

October 16, 2014

The Technology Association of Iowa named the 45 finalists for their 10 categories of the seventh annual Women of Innovation awards.

U of I joins ABI to help Iowa Businesses Go Global

October 15, 2014

The Institute for International Business at the University of Iowa is working with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) to help small to mid-size Iowan businesses expand their markets globally.

Meet the 12 teams of Startup Weekend Iowa City

October 5, 2014

Twelve teams are going to be competing in Iowa City's Startup Weekend this fall.

BTN LiveBIG: Built by Iowa Changing the Game for Midwest Start-ups

October 5, 2014

Built by Iowa, founded by University of Iowa alumni Roby Miller and Ravi Patel, is an early-stage fund that helps entrepreneurs. It provides funding, mentoring, networking, and more.

Startup Weekend Iowa City Benefits from Influx of Developers

October 5, 2014

Startup Weekend is an event where entrepreneurs discuss ideas, then launch a business in only 54 hours. Usually, Startup Weekend lacks web developers, but thanks to Dev/Iowa, Startup Weekend Iowa City had plenty of developers this year.

9 Iowa startups chosen to pitch AOL founder

September 30, 2014

Nine business from Iowa have been selected to pitch to Steve Case, founder of AOL, at his "Rise of the Rest" tour.

How Blue Cheese is Changing the Way you Read International Menus

September 25, 2014

As an international student at the University of Iowa, RuiHao Min realized how prevalent of an issue reading menus in foreign languages is. He used his own personal experiences to create a menu-translating app called Blue Cheese.

UI Grad Hopes to Turn 'Blue Cheese' into Cash

September 25, 2014

RuiHao Min, a University of Iowa alumni, launched an app called Blue Cheese to translate English menus into Chinese.

Translacare Aids Those with Speech, Memory Disorders

September 24, 2014

Ryan Ries, a University of Iowa alumni and founder of Translacare, created his startup to help people who cannot communicate. Translacare has developed a software, Iconotouch, that doubles as a communication device and memory aid.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Ask About Startup Stock Photos

September 23, 2014

Startup Stock Photos (SSP) is a website that provides startup-focused images for free. All of your questions about SSP have now been answered.

Pear Deck Nabs First Place in Pappajohn Business Plan Competition

September 22, 2014

Pear Deck, an education tech company in Iowa City, won first place and $25,000 at the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition last week.

Iowa Startups Awarded $1.2M in Loans from State

September 22, 2014

Six Iowa startups received over $1 million total in loans from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

AJ Nelson: It doesn’t take money to find your users, make them happy

September 19, 2014

AJ Nelson, co-founder of clusterFlunk, talks about starting and growing a startup.

Pear Deck Takes Top Prize in Pappajohn Startup Competition

September 18, 2014

Fifty companies were vying for an award from the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. The winners of this year's competition were announced today.

Spectator aims to change way Iowans follow high school sports

September 18, 2014

Three University of Iowa students went through UI Venture School to create Spectator, an app that offers detailed statistics about high school sports teams.