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North Iowa Entrepreneurs Take Home Wins at 2022 Pappajohn Venture Competition

The sixteenth annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition awarded $100,000 in cash prizes to nine Iowa ventures Friday, August 12. The $100,000 in seed funding consists of a $50,000 contribution from John Pappajohn and a $50,000 match from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The goal of this competition is to support Iowa’s entrepreneurial…
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Nominations Now Open for 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Awards

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is now accepting nominations for the Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala Awards. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs and partners who make our communities a great place to work and live. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will share our…
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North Iowa Businesses Compete in Spring 2022 Venture School Launch Day

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted Venture School Launch Day on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The Spring 2022 Venture School cohort competed in person after attending classes virtually for 7 weeks of training, customer discovery, and developing their business model alongside local entrepreneur coaches. A panel of judges (Matt Curtis, Wayne’s Ski & Cycle;…
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Applications Now Open for the Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition 

Applications Now Open for the Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition The 2022 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition application portal is now open.  The seventeenth annual statewide competition will award $100,000 in cash prizes to Iowa startups and entrepreneurial ventures. The $100,000 in seed funding includes a $50,000 contribution from John and Mary…
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