Webpage and Entrepreneurship Centers Renovation
The Entrepreneurship Centers physical and web presences will both be undergoing renovation during the 2013 Summer Break. Be sure to stay tuned for up-to-date information on the changes and other exciting announcements by following us on Twitter and Facebook!
2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition
The 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is now closed. This contest is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Iowa. All winners will be selected on an objective basis as determined by the criteria set forth on the competition website. You must read and comply with these rules to enter the Iowa Business Plan Competition (the "Competition").
The winners will be determined from all accepted entrants and will be presented with awards at a luncheon to be held September 26, 2013. Winners must be present to accept awards. The maximum award distribution for the Grand, Second, and Third prizes shall not exceed $50,000. All contestants are encouraged to attend the luncheon to gain further knowledge and advice to further their businesses.
NOTE: There is no guarantee, expressed or implied, that any business will receive an award. Should no entries into the competition meet the entry criteria, should no entry have a reasonable chance for success and should the selection committee determine no winner exists for that year of the competition, no award will be made for that year and the award money will be used for the following year's competition. The odds of winning a prize depend on the skill of the entrants and the number of entries received. All taxes associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Prizes are not transferable.
When can I enter? The prize period will run again in Spring 2014. Go to http://www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com/ for more information.
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Startup Boot Camp for Women
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2013 Startup Boot Camp for Women. We had a great group of particpants and speakers.
Also, mark your calendars now! We're excited to let you know there will be a Fall session: Week 1, November 1 and 2; Week 2, November 15 and 16. Our Fall session is scheduled as a prelude to and to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 18 through 24. Click here for more information on Global Entrepreneurship Week. We will also be hosting a Spring Boot Camp Session in March 2014 and will post those dates soon.
The Startup Boot Camp for Women is facilitated by Prof. Tom Swartwood, Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership and Assistant Director of the Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. As an entrepreneur who is tuned-in to the local startup community, Tom brings mentors into the workshops to help participants develop their ideas into workable plans.
For more information email Prof. Swartwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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