Recent News

Venture School - Impacting Students on Campus

January 31, 2014

Julian Valencia and Erik Ashby came into the University of Iowa’s Venture School last fall with an idea and a lot of enthusiasm. As full-time MBA students, they were exposed to case studies and innovative business strategies.

High School Students Awarded $4,500 in Seed Grants

January 31, 2014

The Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2013 Quick Pitch Biz Competition

A Conversation with David Conrad, UI’s New Economic Development Director

January 30, 2014

David Conrad, the new University of Iowa economic development director, came from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Despite being new to his position, Conrad already has quite a bit of insight.

Reed: Eastern Iowa Needs to Take More Risks in Venture Investments

January 24, 2014

Daniel Reed, University of Iowa's vice president for research and economic development, discusses the need for Eastern Iowa to increase its willingness to take risks in order to be more successful.

Educating Future Entrepreneurs

January 19, 2014

BIG, a project-based learning environment has been created in the Corridor.

Exploring Venture Capital in Iowa, Together

January 3, 2014

Is venture capital missing in Iowa? Many say money is the key piece Iowa is missing and cannot move forward without it.

ClusterFlunk surpasses 10K users, reveals 54 schools for January launch

December 23, 2013

ClusterFlunk, an Iowa startup that provides a virtual study space for college students to work together, is launching nationally next month.

Meet Open Decorah, northeast Iowa’s newest co-working space

December 17, 2013

A new co-working space is opening in Decorah. It is called Open Decorah and it offers day passes as well as monthly memberships.

UI Completes Economic Development Leadership Team

December 16, 2013

The University of Iowa Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPR&ED) has completed its leadership team. David Conrad was named the Economic Development Director.

Tutor Universe Founders Join Silicon Valley Program, Develop Mobile App

December 12, 2013

Two University of Iowa student founded Tutor Universe, a virtual study hall for college students. Now, the founders are participating in Studio 9+, a program in California that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses and get them ready for investors.

TelePharm expands company vision, will appear at mHealth Summit

December 3, 2013

TelePharm, an Iowa-based startup, is going to the 2013 mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. This summit is known as the largest event of its kind that is focused on mobile health.

Tapping the Creative Well

December 2, 2013

The Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory (BELL), established by Tom Bedell in 2004, is a business incubator for University of Iowa students that are working to create a startup company.

Where Public Meets Private: A Look at State Funding of Entrepreneurship

November 27, 2013

The government's role in funding private ventures is highly debated.

JPEC Accepting Applications for Dev/Iowa Bootcamp

November 27, 2013

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is launching the Dev/Iowa Bootcamp in January.  This program is a nine-week intensive web development course.

Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp Jan. 13-March 14

November 26, 2013

The University of Iowa is offering a full stack web development bootcamp on campus from Jan. 13-March 14. The program is aimed at professionals and the public and will take place at Thinc Collaboration Space, 122 E. Market St., Iowa City.