Recent News

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.

Finalists Announced for 2017 Women of Innovation Awards

October 13, 2017

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) has announced the finalists of the 10th annual Iowa Women of Innovation Awards Presented by Workiva. Many of the finalists are from University of Iowa programs. Read more online.

UI startup hopes to make therapy more accessible for kids with autism

October 12, 2017

Creators of ABAL Theraputics, Shamus Roeder and Logan Grote, have found a way to support kids with autism through smart screens like phones or tablets.

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