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Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, Win $5,000!
THREE $5,000 PRIZES TO BE AWARDED, NEW FORMAT!

For the 15th consecutive year, the five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Centers in Iowa, in partnership with John Pappajohn and Equity Dynamics, Inc., are hosting the 2015 Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition.  This competition is open to any enrolled student attending any post-secondary institution in Iowa.  This is a great opportunity for students who have an interest in starting their own business to put their ideas on paper and try to win some seed money to launch or grow the idea.

Five regional competitions will be held throughout the state.  Up to three winners from each of the five regional competitions will advance to the final competition, where student finalists will present their plans to John Pappajohn and his staff.  Three top prizes of $5,000 each will be awarded at the final competition.  Regional (Round 1) winners who do not win the top awards will receive $500 per team. 

Teams will be judged based on content and viability.  Eligibility criteria, competition deadlines, and regional competition locations may be found in the application packet
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TIMELINE

April 6, 2015 | Application and Business Plan Due (mail or email)

April 6-April 17, 2015 | Round 1 Judging – Regional Competition (select up to 3)

April 20 | Regional Finalists Announced

May 1, 2015 | Round 2 Judging – Final Statewide Competition and Awards – Des Moines

 

For information, contact Judi Eyles, eyles@iastate.edu OR call 515-296-6754

 
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2015 Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute

 

 

 

 

 

Now taking applications...

2015 Okoboji Entrepreneurship Institute

Don't miss the opportunity to be one of eight selected Iowa State undergraduate students to participate in an immersive and premier summer learning opportunity.

* ALL EXPENSES PAID
* 3 ACADEMIC CREDITS
* ALL UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS ELIGIBLE
* MAY 2015 GRADUATES ELIGIBLE

The 2015 Okoboji Entrepreneurship Institute will change your life! Spend a week on beautiful Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa while learning about entrepreneurship, meeting and networking with some awesome entrepreneurs, and bunking with friends from Iowa State, Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Buena Vista, and ILCC in beautiful homes on the lake. Network, compete, and enjoy an exceptional and totally fun educational experience.

TIMELINE:
Applications Due:  March 25th, 2015 EXTENDED to March 31st! 
Interviews (for selected participants):  mid-April
Okoboji Institute:  August 2-7th, 2015

Check out the promotional videos or
Apply online at:  www.isupjcenter.org/programs/okoboji

 

Entrepreneur Scholarships

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

John & Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneur Scholarships (4 at $2,500 each)


Bill & Sue Gauger Entrepreneur Scholarship (1 at $1,000 each)


Bruce Lambert Entrepreneur Scholarship (1 at $750 each)


Apply for one or all with the same application!
APPLICATION DEADLINE, MARCH 25, 2015 EXTENDED to March 31st! 

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EntreFEST May 20-22nd

          

Calling all Students, Entrepreneurs, Entre-Professionals + Companies!

EntreFEST is back and will be the largest gathering of Iowa’s entrepreneurs, innovators, business owners, ecosystem builders and students.  This is not another boring and static conference. 

Instead, picture a festival were the energy is electric.  The influential keynotes are on point including, Ben Milne of Dwolla, Trevor Owens of Lean Enterprise, Jackie Berglund of Finnegans, Inc to name a few. LateFEST offers the music and art vibes on the cobblestoned streets of downtown Iowa City.  And one could argue the best part, the serendipitous connection and relationships gained.

This year Iowa State University is a regent sponsor!  What does this mean for you? 

Free transportation...discounted tickets (student tickets only) and more!  Learn more by sending an email to info@isupjcenter.org.

 

 

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