Recent News

Iowa City-Based TelePharm Helps Rural Pharmacies Stay Afloat

July 25, 2013

Roby Miller, founder of Telepharm, saw a depletion of rural pharmacies and used that as an opportunity to create a telepharmacy platform. Miller uses this platform to virtually connect patients in rural areas to pharmacies.

Bright Lights, Big Prizes

May 15, 2013

Brianna Farley, a student at Waterloo Columbus High School, was named Iowa's top high school entrepreneur. She won the Quick Pitch Biz Plan competition which is overseen by the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa.

UI Entrepreneurs and Inventors Recognized at Inaugural Hawkeye Innovation Summit

April 23, 2013

Hundreds of University of Iowa faculty, staff, students, and friends gathered at hotelVetro last Friday, April 26, to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship across campus at the inaugural Hawkeye Innovation Summit.

UI Online Farm Manual Business Recognized for Technology Excellence

April 17, 2013

The 2013 Prometheus Awards honored Tyler Finchum, a University of Iowa student, for his business Farm Manuals Fast. The company sells farm equipment manuals online.

Innovation Summit Helps Would-Be UI Entrepreneurs

April 12, 2013

The Hawkeye Innovation Summit will be taking place on April 26. The event is for any University of Iowa students, faculty, or staff that are interested in technology start-up businesses.

Tippie Students and Alumna Honored at Hancher-Finkbine Dinner

April 11, 2013

Two Tippie students and an alumna were among the University of Iowa students, faculty, staff, and alumni who received some of the institution’s highest honors April 9 at the 96th annual Finkbine Dinner.

UI Alumni Association Event Offers Business Networking Opportunities

March 26, 2013

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is hosting an event called The Alumni Networking Happy Hour. The event will take place at the IC Colab and will focus on the future of business and entrepreneurship in the area.

Business 380 podcast: clusterFlunk Founders 'Always Knew’ They Wanted to Start a Business

March 22, 2013

Two University of Iowa students teamed up to create a tech start-up that connects studying and social media.

Klitgaard to Discuss Healthcare Cash Management System

March 11, 2013

Chris Klitgaard, president and CEO of MediRevv, is going to be speaking at the MidwestOne Lecture Series. The series takes place at the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.

UI Leaders Offer Bold Agenda for Economic Growth

February 14, 2013

Two University of Iowa leaders called for a new compact between government, academia, and industry in a presentation to members of the Iowa General Assembly.

Young Alumni Create Scholarships in Tippie College

December 20, 2012

For many students, paying for college is challenging. But, thanks to the efforts of two young Iowa alumni, a few more students will receive assistance in paying their tuition bill.

UI to Award Best High School Entrepreneurs

November 6, 2012

The Quick Pitch Biz Competition is co-sponsored by Ernst & Young and the University of Iowa. It is a pitch competition that will award cash prizes to high school entrepreneurs from the state of Iowa that have the best ideas.

UI Names Hensley to Economic Development Post

September 20, 2012

David Hensley has been named interim associate vice president for economic development. Hensley will continue his job as the executive director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at University of Iowa, as well.

Student-Owned Micro-Lending Business Helps Local Start-Ups

August 23, 2012

The University of Iowa is helping a new business get off the ground. Its focus: helping other new businesses do the same.

Winners Announced in First Quick Pitch Biz Competition

May 24, 2012

In partnership with Ernst & Young, the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Quick Pitch Biz Competition.