The Iowa Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting several events this fall for student entrepreneurs. Here are some of the entrepreneurial events happening at the University of Iowa this fall.
Startup Incubator Open House
The Startup Incubator Open House is an open house for students interested in entrepreneurship or starting their own business. Iowa JPEC offers free assistance to UI students, staff, and faculty. The event will take place Aug. 31, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 1p.m.
Iowa Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors
The Iowa Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors recognizes students, alumni, faculty, staff, and JPEC program participants who create value through innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Honors will recognize both the 2022 award winners during a reception on Friday, Sept. 9.
IdeaStorm is an entry-level in-person pitch competition across the University of Iowa’s campus that encourages students to share their innovative ideas, all while familiarizing themselves with the pitching process. This event helps students to share their new, never heard before ideas without the requirements of a business plan or proposal.
The event will take place on Sept. 22 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Startup Games Fall 2022
Startup Games is a three-day event where students, from all areas of study, pitch their ideas to have an impact. After you pitch, you will form teams and work together to bring the best ideas to life. By the third day, each team will pitch to a group of panelists for a chance to win cash prizes.
The event will take place Oct. 14-16. The deadline to enter is Sept. 28, 2022.
Iowa Innovation Challenge
The Innovation Challenge will bring $250,000 in total funding during the 2022-23 academic year across the University of Iowa’s campus. The Challenge is a university-wide competition with the goal to identify, advance and support the most innovative and entrepreneurial projects on campus.
The first phase, an Elevator Pitch Competition, will be held on Nov. 14 and 15, 2022. Applications are due Oct. 31, 2022. Coaching will be available to help individuals and teams prepare.