In April, the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) in the Tippie College of Business partnered with the UI's Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Iowa Research Foundation, and UI Ventures to host the second phase of the Iowa Innovation Challenge.
The second phase of the Challenge was business model canvas (BMC) pitch competition. A total of 52 UI businesses applied to compete in the business model competition. Thirty-six were selected as finalists to compete virtually due to COVID-19.
In a separate division of the Challenge, University of Iowa alumni, Venture School alumni, and UI business consulting clients were invited to submit a 60-second video and an executive summary of their business. Thirty-seven submission were received.To view these students click here: https://uiowa.meritpages.com/achievements/Spring-2020-Iowa-Innovation-Challenge/122181