The Iowa Board of Regents approved a new undergraduate major in entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business during its Feb. 28 meeting. The major will be offered starting in the fall 2024 semester. The program will be interdisciplinary and offer tracks in entrepreneurial finance, technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and new ventures. […]

Submitted by Jim Chaffee, executive director of learning innovation and technology, University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business Virtual reality is changing the world and changing business, two points driven home when I participated in a virtual roundtable in December with Facebook’s technology boss and leading global technology thinker Sir Nick Clegg. The roundtable brought together […]

The Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education have partnered to provide all Iowa educators access to the BizInnovator Startup curriculum at no cost. BizInnovator Startup is an innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum designed for high school students. “BizInnovator Startup provides strategies and methods for educators to […]

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 […]

Four business ideas shared $5,000 in prize money at the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Venture School Spring Pitch Competition on April 11. Paul Altvater of Level Up Bouldering won $2,400, for his idea of a combined rock-climbing, weight lifting and yoga studio. Alan Murdock took second place and an award of $1,200 […]

The Jacobson Institute at the University of Iowa and the Iowa EdTech Collaborative are partnering to host startup events engaging high school students in one-day, fast-paced entrepreneurial excursions. High school students will work in teams and will be paired with entrepreneurs or business and industry partners to solve problems they face using entrepreneurial solutions. The Cedar […]

The University of Iowa Venture School, a statewide program for entrepreneurs, is accepting applications for its spring 2023 cohort, which will be held at multiple locations across the state beginning the week of Feb. 20. The sessions meet one night a week for seven weeks as either hybrid, fully remote, or in-person, depending on location. […]

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa were ranked in the top 50 undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship studies by the Princeton Review’s 2023 annual survey. ISU ranked 11th for the third year in a row, according to a news release, and the University of Iowa was ranked No. 22. Among programs in the Midwest, ISU ranked […]

A team of University of Iowa researchers has received an $800,000 grant as part of an initiative with the National Science Foundation and Amazon to make machine learning less discriminatory. Algorithms learn to do their task and improve on accuracy by analyzing data, but the researchers said the algorithms can learn discriminatory things due to […]