Recent News

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.

Made In Chicago: Kimmer's Ice Cream

August 28, 2017

Kimberly Yates, Iowa entrepreneurship alum, turned her love for sweets into a profitable Chicago business. Read more online.

Hawkeye Hotels raises its sights

August 21, 2017

Hawkeye Hotels, a family business, continues to grow. Read more online.

Iowa City startup raises $2 million

August 18, 2017

University of Iowa medical device startup, iotaMotion, has raised $2 million in investment. Read more online.

Health IT Start-up HealthTech Solutions, Inc. Awarded NIH SBIR Phase I Grant

August 15, 2017

HealthTech Solutions, an emerging startup, has received notice of award from the National Institutes of Health totaling $238,400. Read more online.

Venture School accepting fall applications

August 9, 2017

Venture School, a premier entrepreneurship program, is accepting applications from startups across Iowa. Read more online.

Meet the Fellow: Ana Castelbranco

July 26, 2017

Ana Castelbranco is the founder of Kamarta, a brand of national food products in Angola. Two years ago, after she returned home from working in London for seven years, Ana realized that her home country didn’t have any local food products being sold at their markets. When she tried to sell her mom’s homemade chili to some local markets, she saw the need for a wider variety of products.

UpCraft Club from Des Moines joins Puerto Rico accelerator program

July 24, 2017

UpCraft Club, a Des Moines-based company that sells digital sewing patterns online, recently joined an accelerator program in Puerto Rico.

How thinking across industries can help solve complex problems

July 20, 2017

Industry leaders in Iowa share the benefits of thinking across other industries.

Mandela Washington fellows help University of Iowa tap into global market

July 19, 2017

The University of Iowa is hosting 25 business leaders from Africa as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Young African Leaders Initiative fellows visit Iowa City, tour the state

July 19, 2017

John Pappajohn, a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist, spoke to a group of Fellows from the 2017 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) last week. The Fellows are learning about economics in Iowa and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship during their six-week program.