Three prizes in the amount of $5,000 have been given to the winners of the of the 2022 Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition held remotely in late April.
The winning entries were chosen based on their presentations, the viability of their plans and their ability to answer questions about their business proposals. Regional winners who advanced to the finals but did not win the top awards received $500 per team.
Here were the three teams that won the competition:
- Marcus Tatum, a PhD candidate from the University of Iowa’s School of Engineering, founder of FX Systems, Inc.
- Noman Ikram from the University of Northern Iowa, founder of Zemira
- Ray Schmidt from Iowa State University, founder of Farm Story Meats.
Applications open for the 2022 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition
Applications are now open for the 2022 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. The John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition contest is intended to encourage and promote entrepreneurial activity and create greater awareness of the resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa.
Submissions close May 16th.