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Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

Deadline extended one week for John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

New and start-up businesses can enter to win up to $25,000.

The deadline for entering the Iowa Business Plan Competition has been extended one week to June 20 at midnight.  Iowa businesses are invited to submit business information via a secure online program called Gust. A link to Gust is available at  The competition is open to new and start-up businesses (in business for less than four years). 

Upcoming Events
Aug 27 Welcome Fest
Aug 28 TAI TechBrew
Sep 3 ClubFest
Sep 16 Entrepreneurial Club Meeting
Oct 7 Entrepreneurial Club Meeting
2014 Pitch Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Innovation Pitch Competition!

Pictured (l to r):  Shaun VanWeelden (Best New Business Idea), Janet Horsager (Best Overall Pitch), Michael Nosko (Audience Choice), Eve Iversen (Best Social Venture), Jared Beymer (Best New Innovation).  Thanks to sponsors REG, AEDC, Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and College of Business Management 310 Class. 

2014 Business Plan Competition Finalists

Congratulations to our three finalists for this year's Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition. These three finalists will continue on to the final part of the competition which will be held on May 2, 2014.

The finalists include:

Karl Kerns of PigGene Genetic Solutions
Berni Del Campo and Matthew Kieffer of ARTI (Advanced Renewable Technology International)
Shaun VanWeelden, Michael Donlin, and Nicholas Donlin of BookDump

Lemonade Entrepreneurs on Campus 2014

The students in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community are participating this spring in an “Apprentice”-style competition we call The Lemonade Stand. Each team will be setting up a lemonade stand on campus for one between Tuesday, April 8 and Friday, April 18. The students have had to write a business proposal, determine their recipe, pricing strategy, marketing plan, staffing, budget, and take care of all of the registration requirements for serving food items on campus.  All profits will be donated to the team’s charity of choice.

Team For The Kids
Event Date: Tuesday, April 8 from 11am-3pm
Location: Library Free Speech Zone
Charity: Dance Marathon

Event Date: Wednesday, April 16 from 11am-4pm
Location: Design College Atrium

Charity: Ames Animal Shelter

The Lemonade Stand
Event Date: Thursday, April 17 from 10am-4pm
Location: Library
Charity: Arc of Story County

Lemon Kickers
Event Date: Friday, April 18 from 8am-3pm
Location: Library Free Speech Zone
Charity: Arc of Story County

Event Date: Friday, April 18 from 10am-3pm
Location: Library Free Speech Zone
Charity: Arc of Story County



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