The North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will hold its 2024 Youth Entrepreneurial Academy from June 3 to June 7 in Mason City. The event is designed to teach students about starting their own business and other entrepreneurial skills. On June 11, they will participate in a pitch competition for the chance […]

On first anniversary of his passing, the community reflects on memories with Pappajohn One year ago this week, Iowa lost John Pappajohn, a pillar of business, entrepreneurship, education, art and philanthropy.  His story is well known and revered as his legacy carries on through the people and organizations he supported and influenced during his life. […]

Corridor Business Journal: 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 is a 2012 graduate of the economics and finance departments at the University of Northern Iowa. “We are fortunate and excited to have Patrick lead the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial […]

Adam Keune has been appointed entrepreneur-in-residence within the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC). According to a news release, Keune will help develop innovative programs to accelerate high-potential startups affiliated with Iowa JPEC and provide mentorship to select emerging ventures within the university community. He co-founded Higher Learning Technologies, a technology company known […]

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) has recognized the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship as highly commended in the category of Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines. According to a news release, GCEC’s mission is to facilitate global collaboration among established and emerging entrepreneurship centers across the globe. ISU’s Pappajohn Center was […]

The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center, and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will host the fall Smart Start Workshop, a comprehensive workshop focused on the essentials of starting a business. The workshop is a community-wide event open to existing business owners as well as anyone interested in or considering […]

The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center has announced the members selected for the 14th ISU Startup Factory cohort. The cohort includes 19 members running 10 business ventures, either individually or in teams. The Startup Factory is an 18-week program open to technology-based, scalable ventures led by ISU scientific faculty and community members across Iowa. Participants leave prepared […]

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is now accepting applications for the fall 2023 cohort of the University of Iowa Venture School program. The program will be held as a hybrid in-person/online class on Thursday evenings, starting Sept. 28. The Venture School curriculum emphasizes real-world entrepreneurship and innovation and exposes participants to the process of customer […]

Iowa State University has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year for the Americas, in an international competition covering a 33-country region. The award, presented by the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, recognizes excellence in incorporating entrepreneurial initiatives throughout the university and prioritizing entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. “Being recognized among our global […]