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June 16, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Des Moines The deadline for the Iowa Business Plan Competition has been extended, so make sure to get your executive summaries in by Friday. The competition is meant to "stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Iowa… read more

6088_df2adb406e_small September 27, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines The 2013 winners of the eighth annual John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition were announced Thursday at a luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines. Silicon Prairie startups TelePharm and Higher Learning Technologies were among the four companies that earned honorable mention in the competition, each receiving $1,000 for their hard work .. read more

2908_3284793c20_small September 23, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Judges have whittled the list of companies competing in the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition down to three finalists. M&S FlowMatics, Radiology Protocols and VSI Aerospace are the final companies in the mix for prizes of $25,000 (first place), $15,000 (second) and $10,000 (third) as part of the competition … read more

1328_9847c142dc_small October 8, 2010 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and startup service providers from around the state gathered in Des Moines this week for the annual Iowa Entrepreneurs Conference and Venture Forum. In practice, two events, the Venture Forum and Entrepreneur's Conference, were held on adjacent days in the same space. The Iowa Venture Forum kicked off with a welcome from Bret Mills, director of Iowa's Department… read more

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