Silicon Prairie News

Two days left to vote UNI student ‘College Entrepreneur of 2010’

Cedar Falls September 9, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Screenshot of Entrepreneur Magazine's website for their Entrepreneur of 2010 awards.

Voting for Entrepreneur Magazine's College Entrepreneur of 2010 comes to a close at the end of the day this Friday, September 10. One of the five finalists vying for the title is Nick Cash, a junior at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Cash was selected for his work on Book Hatchery, a publishing platform for ebooks, which he currently runs out of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at UNI.

The contest is open to all to vote. You can view Nick's entry video and vote for him at

Learn more about Cash in Geoff Wood's interview with him a couple of weeks ago:

UNI student is finalist for ‘College Entrepreneur of 2010’

Silicon Prairie News: What is Book Hatchery and where did the idea come from?

Nick Cash: Book Hatchery is a suite of community and publishing software intended to bring authors together online and help them publish their works digitally (known as ebooks).

The idea behind Book Hatchery evolved slowly over many months. I often tutor computer science freshman here at University of Northern Iowa, and there was always a nagging problem: computer science textbooks are filled with pages […]

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