Recent News

Williams brings research experience to her teachings on negotiation

February 1, 2018

Michele Williams stresses teamwork in business relationships and uses the Iowa JPEC's Iowa Startup Games competition to study team work and help innovator teams.

U.S. higher education institutions selected to host Mandela Washington Fellows

February 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the 27 U.S. universities, including the University of Iowa, that have been selected to host 700 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2018.

UI Founders Club Features 10 Engineering Student Running Businesses

January 29, 2018

10 College of Engineering students have enrolled their startup companies in the University of Iowa's Founder Club for the Spring 2018 semester. Read more online

UI spinout gets boost from state award

January 23, 2018

ECR Logic, LLC, a University of Iowa spinout organization, is positioned for progress following a $25,000 award from the state's Proof of Commercial Relevance (POCR) Fund. Read more online.

Board Action: Economic Develpment Board Approves Awards to Support Over $87 Million in Capital Investment in Iowa

January 19, 2018

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects, two of which are Venture School alumni. Read more online.

Four Startups Receive Funding From the Iowa Economic Development Authority

January 19, 2018

Marry My City, a Venture School Alum, and ECR Logic, LLC., a Faculty Innovator's Workshop Alum, were both awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Taking the bite out of bacteria

January 18, 2018

When one of his high school wrestlers contracted an infection while competing, Pat Flaherty got proactive; he developed the Germbot. Read more online.

SwineTech Wins $30K in Farm Bureau Competition

January 12, 2018

SwineTech, Inc. was selected as the American Farm Bureau Federation's Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, winning $30,000.

SwineTech Inc. Selected Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year

January 8, 2018

SwineTech Inc. of Iowa is the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, AFBF officials said today.

Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC, Coralville

January 2, 2018

Mike Schultz and Frances Johnson are looking to bring the number of metastatic melanoma patients down. Based on discoveries in the lab, the duo started Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC, a company based around a revolutionary radio-pharmaceutical to improve those odds.

The Corridor's 7 Biggest Tech Success Stories of 2017

January 2, 2018

Vozello, SmartScripts, and iotaMotion were chosen as part of the 7 biggest tech success stories of 2017. Read more online

This Iowa college senior is betting big on Bitcoin. Should you?

December 28, 2017

Atlantis Financial founder and Tippie College of Business senior Cameron Schorg, "the Bitcoin guy", has been dubbed one of the Des Moines Register's People to Watch.

Six-story hotel proposed in downtown Cedar Falls

December 26, 2017

A major hotel project, developed by Hawkeye Hotels, is being proposed for downtown Cedar Falls. Read more online.

SmartScripts to Expand with New Funding

December 20, 2017

SmartScripts, a Venture School alum, recently completed $2.5 million of new investment funding to commercialize its Regimen Management Pharmacy solution for people who need to manage their daily medications.

Hamilton teen with autism earns national award for art, business skills

December 19, 2017

For Jacobson Institute scholarship winner Nick Simmer, who lives with autism, the future as an entrepreneur is drawing into sharper focus.