Recent News

How to Turn an Idea into an App

June 11, 2014

Blake Rupe, founder of Re-App, did not have any technology experience when she started her business. Rupe offers some advice to others who find themselves in a similar situation.

Gravitate is a Go, Wood Says

June 10, 2014

Geoff Wood is opening Gravitate, an entrepreneurial hub space in Des Moines.

UI Alum’s App Encourages Recycling

June 3, 2014

Blake Rupe founded Re-APP,  an app that helps people track their recycling habits. Re-APP will be launching in the Apple Store June 1st.

Tough Lessons Learned From Building A Dream

June 2, 2014

The CMO of Bridge U.S., a software for the U.S. immigration process, shares the three most powerful lessons they have learned about entrepreneurship.

Re-APP Launches to Encourage Recycling

May 28, 2014

Blake Rupe, founder of Re-APP and University of Iowa alumni, is launching her mobile app in the Apple App store on June 1st. Re-APP encourages people to recycle more frequently and allows them to track their progress.

12 Teams Accepted to JPEC’s Venture School Accelerator

May 21, 2014

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center chose 12 teams to participate in the first student accelerator program.

UI Partners Hopes to Help Iowa Companies with IT, Business Services

May 6, 2014

The state of Iowa has a huge shortage of skilled workers in IT, web development and highly technical fields. To overcome this problem, a new program, UI Partners, will consult with businesses about their IT needs, then create projects for students to work on.

Eight teams emerge from 3 Day Startup Iowa City

May 4, 2014

3 Day Startup (3DS), an event where business ideas are pitched, teams are formed, and businesses are developed in one weekend, came to the University of Iowa. Seven businesses resulted from this event.

U of Iowa JPEC’s developer boot camp returns for summer session

April 29, 2014

The University of Iowa's Dev/Iowa Bootcamp is coming back for a summer session. The bootcamp teaches students how to be web developers through nine weeks of training.

UI Team wins $3,000 in National Competition

April 28, 2014

The 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) awarded nearly $3 million in cash and prizes in a record number of prizes at the Awards Banquet on Saturday night, April 12.

High Five: Jeff Nock

April 26, 2014

Jeff Nock, an entrepreneur and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center discusses his experiences in his career. 

EntreFest Announces High-Growth Startup Track

April 25, 2014

EntreFest, the largest conference in Iowa for entrepreneurs and innovators, has created different tracks this year for different groups. The conference is bringing  in many renown speakers and will take over the downtown area in Iowa City.

High Five: Nico Aguilar, Aspiring Health Hacker

April 20, 2014

Nico Aguilar is bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to health care. He has already founded two startups and shares some of his experiences with us.

3 Day Startup Comes to Hawkeye State May 2-4 at University of Iowa

April 15, 2014

3 Day Startup (3DS), an international organization that works to build entrepreneurial communities on college campuses, is coming to the University of Iowa. 3DS selected a group of students to participate in their program.

High Five: Thomas Hansen of FreskLabs and Dev/Iowa

April 5, 2014

Thomas Hansen, founder of FreskLabs, devotes lots of his time to teaching others the skills necessary to become a developer. He recently taught at Dev/Iowa.