Recent News

Software startup to bring therapy to autistic children

October 11, 2017

ABAL therapeutics is a software startup by three UI students looking to change the way therapy is administered to children with autism. Read more online.

The power of Agile in startups

October 5, 2017

SwineTech holds a planning meeting that is used as a segway to explain why Agile matters for startups. Read more online.

UI-developed STEM curriculum to be used in national teaching event

October 2, 2017

A curriculum developed at the University of Iowa that teaches STEM concepts to high school students will be used during the Day of Design, a national STEM education program, held on Oct. 6.

University of Iowa, SwineTech awarded Arrow Innovation Prize

September 30, 2017

SwineTech, a Founder's Club alumni, took home the Arrow Innovation Prize with their invention, SmartGaurd, at the National Inventors Hall of Fame 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition.

IdeaStorm Fall 2017

September 25, 2017

At IdeaStorm, University of Iowa students share their business idea in one minute to a panel of judges and an audience. Ideastorm familiarizes students with the process of a pitch competition. The top five ideas were awarded cash prizes to help take their idea to the next level.

Gross-Wen Technologies wins Pappajohn entrepreneurial competition

September 22, 2017

Gross-Wen Technologies received the top prize of $25,000 in the 2017 Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition.

Middle Bit: Pappajohn competition awards announced at Drake University

September 22, 2017

Winners of the 2017 Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition were announced at a luncheon at Drake University. Gross-Wen Technologies received the top prize.

Winners announced in the 12th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

September 22, 2017

The 2017 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition came to a close on September 21 with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines.  Twelve teams advanced to the final presentation round, and the winners were announced at the

Does Your Startup Feel Like a Helpless Baby?

September 20, 2017

John Paul Engle, a lecturer of entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa and an instructor and mentor with the Venture Program comments on why incubators work. Read more online.

Dr. Robert Emery Joins HealthTech Solutions as Chief Scientific Officer

September 19, 2017

Emerging health IT startup, Health Tech Solutions has named Robert Emery MD as Chief Scientific Officer. Read more online.

Viewpoint Wins Iowa SBIR Showcase Phase II Pitch Competition

September 18, 2017

Viewpoint Molecular Targeting LLC, a UIowa Startup that develops therapies and diagnostics for metastatic melanoma, recently placed first at the Iowa SBIR Showcase pitch competition, receiving a prize of $10,000.

iotaMotion Awarded $1.4M NIH SBIR Grant To Develop Implantable Robotics For Cochlear Implant Surgery

September 13, 2017

iotaMotion, Inc., a medical device startup, has received a $1.47 million grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Small Business Innovation Research program.

AI-Based Cancer Treatment Platform Helps UI Doctors

September 12, 2017

Immortagen, a UI faculty start-up, is ready to shake up cancer treatment by using its AI-based platform. Read more online.

Mandela Fellows gain public health insight

September 5, 2017

Mandela Fellows are hosted by the University of Iowa and complete the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Venture School. Read more online.

Pappajohn Shares Insights with Young African Leaders

September 2, 2017

John Pappajohn spoke with the young African leaders from the Young African Leadership Initiative hosted at the University of Iowa and Drake University.