Recent News

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.

Spring 2018 Iowa Startup Games

February 26, 2018

This past weekend, February 23-25, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting Iowa Startup Games. The weekend long event was a success with 37 students participating to compete for $2,750 in cash prizes.

The Elevator Pitch: Gnarly Pepper

February 22, 2018

Sioux City Venture School alum business Gnarly Pepper features their custom spice blend formulations that mix with Greek yogurt. Learn more here.

UI to Welcome Mandela Fellows This Summer

February 21, 2018

For the third year in a row, the University of Iowa will host young leaders from Africa for the Mandela Fellowship program. Read more online.

Student-run startup gives students business resources

February 20, 2018

Isabel Reed's company, Co-Found It, provides Iowa Ctiy community members with resources to help expand and cultivate their business ideas. Read more online.

2018 IdeaStorm Unleashes Torrent of Business Ideas

February 15, 2018

More than 30 University of Iowa students made their best pitches to a panel of judges last week and took home $1,500 in cash prizes at the Spring 2018 IdeaStorm.

Iowa City's Very Own Silicon Valley

February 13, 2018

The University of Iowa, through Iowa JPEC, has created a place for student businesses to exceed. The Founders Club offers a place for students to become successful in their businesses.

Spring 2018 IdeaStorm Recap

February 9, 2018

The spring 2018 IdeaStorm competition brought over 30 students to MERGE to pitch their business idea- in less than a minute! Each semester, students from majors all across campus familiarize themselves with the pitching process at IdeaStorm.

Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

February 9, 2018

Open to all college students in Iowa, the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is now accepting applications.

UI to Welcome Mandela Washington Fellows this Summer

February 2, 2018

The University of Iowa is proud to announce that, for the third year in a row, it has been selected as an institute partner for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Qneo's 'hyper-local' coupon app debuts in Iowa City

February 2, 2018

Sioux City-based Qneo has brought its free-to-download, "hyper-local Groupon" service to Iowa City. Read more online.