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NewBo City Market to award year of free rent during Emerging Entrepreneur Summit

A grand prize of free rent for one year is up for grabs at NewBo City Market during the second annual Emerging Entrepreneur of...
Patrick Luensmann, UNI JPEC's new director.

New director appointed for University of Northern Iowa JPEC

University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (UNI JPEC) has appointed a new director following the retirement of former director Laurie Watje. Patrick Luensmann...
The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is honoring 13 individuals for their contribution toward innovation and entrepreneurship.

Iowa JPEC honors 13 individuals

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) is recognizing 13 people at its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors event, held Oct. 20...
Undergraduate Startup Incubator Summer Track final pitches on July 28, 2023, at MERGE in Iowa City, Iowa. JPEC

Student entrepreneurs awarded $10,000

Eight undergraduate student businesses were awarded $10,000 in a competition at the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Startup Incubator Summer Track for...
Jacob Vander Sanden

UI student Vander Sanden heading for entrepreneur competition

Losing $40 on an initial business venture would discourage most 15-year-olds. Instead, it thrust Jacob Vander Sanden into a life of entrepreneurship. A sophomore at...
Dady Mansaray, creator of FitMeReach, also won the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit's pitch competition in 2022. CREDIT IOWA CITY AREA DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Pitch competition won by Iowa City startup FitMeReach

Iowa City entrepreneur Dady Mansaray will receive $25,000 to invest into his startup business, FitMeReach, after winning an online startup competition. Created by former Los...

When an entrepreneur learned to ride a bike 

I have vague memories of learning how to ride a bike. Many of my friends were already two wheeling. I was determined to join...
Startup Weekend Iowa City

Startup Weekend Iowa City to take place July 15

Startup Weekend Iowa City will return this year from July 15-17 at MERGE.  The event promises attendees they will “learn how to think, work and...

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