Recent News

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.

Will Africa be 'the next Asia' for Trade?

April 2, 2018

Dimy Doresca, Director of the Institute for International Business, discusses manufacturing and trade in Africa as well as the ties the University of Iowa is building with African trade and business.

Business Model Competition Winners, Spring 2018

April 2, 2018

On March 28th and 29th, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) hosted the annual Business Model Competition.

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosts first-ever AgTech Day

March 26, 2018

In honor of National Agriculture Week, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator hosted its first-ever AgTech Day where startups across the country, including Venture School alumni Terva, showcased their AgTech innovations.

UI Students Start Nonprofit to Assist Classmates With Disabilities

March 23, 2018

After first-hand experience with unreliable home-care providers in Iowa City, Michael Penniman and two friends took control of the situation by starting their company, Students Care.

Startups receive funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority

March 23, 2018

Over $600,000 was awarded to seven startups by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, including SwineTech and STRATAFOLIO.

Pappajohn Venture Competition Prizes Double to $100K

March 14, 2018

Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being acceppted, with $100,000 in cash prizes, double the amount from previous years, now on the line.

Meet the 'bitcoin guy' on University of Iowa's campus

March 9, 2018

Cameron Schorg is a vocal advocate for cryptocurrency technology on the University of Iowa campus. Read more online.

University of Iowa student startup hopes to improve lives of people with disabilities

March 9, 2018

When care provider companies failed to meet a student's needs, a team of students created Students Care.

New Waukee dance studio will offer yoga classes

March 8, 2018

Premiere Dance Project, owned by Amanda Gustafson and Aunica Harvey, will open June 3 in Waukee. Read more online.

Side Hustle: Professionals Share Their Passion Projects

March 7, 2018

BondingBox, a Startup Weekend creation and Venture School alum, shows what it means to be a "side hustle". Read more online

Sigma Nu Tau Ventures to St. Louis

March 5, 2018

On March 1st, 16 Sigma Nu Tau members traveled to Missouri to learn from St. Louis business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Buchanan earns STEM Innovator certification

February 28, 2018

Jason Buchanan, Kenston Forest School Director of Technology, has completed the STEM Innovator Teach Certification from The University of Iowa. Read more online.

ICAD, JPEC Seeking Mentors for Corridor Entrepreneurs

February 27, 2018

ICAD and Iowa JPEC are seeking local community business leaders to engage with and mentor entrepreneurs as part of a state-sponsored Mentor Program.