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North Iowa entrepreneurs take home wins from pitch competition

Two of North Iowa’s entrepreneurs took home wins from the 2021 University of Iowa’s statewide Venture School pitch competition which was held Thursday, June 10. The competition was held during EntreFest, a two-day entrepreneurial conference held in Cedar Rapids, IA. Zack Smith of Stock Cropper Inc. won the first-place prize of $10,000. Nate Julseth of…
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North Iowa Businesses Compete in Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted the Venture School Launch Day Competition on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The spring 2021 cohort of nine teams competed in person after attending classes virtually for 8 weeks of training, developing their plans, and working with mentors. A panel of judges (Stacy Doughan, Clear Lake Chamber; Jayson Ryner,…
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