JPECs pursue statewide reach for Venture Mentoring Service program The five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers in Iowa are working to build out a statewide program fostering mentor relationships to help entrepreneurs expand their businesses. Last year the centers each launched their pilot phase of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Venture Mentoring Service program, a mentoring model […]

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) has joined with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative in northwest Iowa to strengthen and extend the reach of its Venture Mentoring Service program. According to a news release, Iowa JPEC is reaching out to serve previously underserved areas of Iowa, including Plymouth, Monona and Woodbury counties, which work together […]

“I dream all of the time. I want you all to know that ever since I’ve been a little boy, I dream about things that I want to do. I would dream about making money and dream about giving the money away; I dream about helping people.” John Pappajohn recounted the familiar story of the […]