Recent News

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 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

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.

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.

2017 Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition Results

November 3, 2017

On November 1st and 2nd, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) had the pleasure of hosting the annual Rose Francis Elevator Pitch Competition.

SwineTech Inc. of Oskaloosa Wins $15K, makes Farm Bureau Finals

October 27, 2017

SwineTech Inc., an Oskaloosa-based agriculture technology startup, won $15,000 and made the four-team finals in the American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.

AFBF Announces Top 10 Teams in 2018 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

October 23, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced the top 10 teams. SwineTech is one of the four finalists. Read more online.

US system uses sensors to reduce crushed piglets

October 18, 2017

SmartGuard, Swinetech's novel innovation, uses senor-based technology that can help reduce the number of piglets dying a s a result of crushing. Read more online.

Viewpoint Molecular Recieves $2M in SBIR Funding

October 17, 2017

Viewpoint Molecular Targeting LLC., based at the UI BioVentues Center in Coralville, was awarded a PHase II Small Business Innovation Reserach (SBIR) contract.