Recent News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.