Innovation summit helps would-be UI entrepreneurs

Innovation summit helps would-be UI entrepreneurs

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University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff interested in starting a technology start-up business can learn more about helpful UI resources at the Hawkeye Innovation Summit from 8-11 a.m. Friday, April 26 at the hotelVetro.

Among the topics the group will discuss are the Ventures@UI tech transfer program; the array of UI-related and external funding sources available to entrepreneurs; and two panel discussions with entrepreneurs: one with those who have started companies with UI intellectual property in the life sciences, and the other focusing on technology. A Ventures@UI Showcase will also provide exhibits of businesses owned and managed by UI entrepreneurs.

Speakers include John Pappajohn, Iowa venture capitalist and benefactor of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, who will provide insight on technology commercialization and what venture capitalists look for in an investment; and Dan Reed, UI vice president for research and economic development, who will discuss the importance of moving UI innovation to market while collaborating with industries.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Ashley Zierath in advance at 319-384-1968.


Ashley Zierath, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-384-1968


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