Recent News


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.

UI Pursues Innovation Center

November 20, 2017

This fall, the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business partnered with Bruce Mau and the Massive Change Network, a global design consultancy based in Chicago, to collaborate on a new “Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation”.

University of Iowa pursuing innovation center

November 15, 2017

The Tippie College of Business and Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center collaborate with Bruce Mau and the Massive Change network to create a new "Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation".

Top 25 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2018

November 14, 2017

The University of Iowa was ranked #17 in the Princeton Review's Top 25 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2018. Read more online.

Top 25 Entrepreneurship: Ugrad

November 14, 2017

The University of Iowa is ranked #17 in the Princeton Review's top 25 schools for entrepreneurship in 2018. Read more online

UI spin-out business captures gold medal in Inventors Hall of Fame competition

November 6, 2017

University of Iowa spin-out company SwineTech recently won the undergraduate gold medal at the National Investors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition in Alexandria, Virginia.

Sioux City Launch Week begins Nov. 10

November 5, 2017

Sioux City's annual Launch week kicks off Friday with Sioux City's Iowa Startup Games. Read more online.