Recent News

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.

SwineTech

December 18, 2017

When Matthew Rooda realized the daily impact piglet deaths had on the pork industry, it was easy to see that something needed to be done. He and Abraham Espinoza joined Iowa JPEC’s Founders Club to help launch their business, SwineTech.

HealthTech Solutions

December 14, 2017

The curiosity to understand the organ transplantation process coupled with personal connections to transplant patients motivated Dalton Shaull and Eric Pahl to build HealthTech Solutions (HTS) in 2015.

Sigma Nu Tau Ventures to Minneapolis

December 12, 2017

The University of Iowa’s chapter of Sigma Nu Tau ventured to Minneapolis to shadow and learn from local companies. On their trip, they visited eyebobs Eyewear, Apothecary Products, Seven Sundays, and HelioMetrics.

Gilbert grad named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

December 9, 2017

Eric Pahl, Gilbert High School graduate, says it's almost surreal to see his name on Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list. Read more online.

Iowans Land on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

November 30, 2017

University of Iowa and Iowa Startup Accelerator graduates Mathew Rood and Abraham Espinoza, co-founders of SwineTech were chosen as part of Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

Hawkeye Hotels acquires, plans to rehab hotel in Davenport’s downtown riverfront area

November 30, 2017

Hawkeye Hotels Inc. has bought the Radisson Quad-City Plaza in Davenport with plans to renovate the property.

SmartScripts: Automating the Pharmacy

November 29, 2017

There's an easier way to pickup your prescriptions from the pharmacy and understand when to take your medication thanks to SmartScripts, a UI Venture School alum. Read more online

YALI program invests in the next generation of African leaders

November 28, 2017

25 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows visited Iowa City and participated in the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program in July.

Eastern Iowa Entrepreneurs Featured on Forbes 30 Under 30

November 27, 2017

Three companies, two of which launched with the help of Iowa JPEC resources, have been recognized as business innovators and have been awarded a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 list.