JPEC honors student entrepreneurs with best business plans

JPEC honors student entrepreneurs with best business plans

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center recently hosted its annual Business Plan Competition, awarding $51,000 in cash prizes to 41 University of Iowa students from all majors across campus who presented the best plans for their business ideas. First day winners were for businesses not generating revenue. Second day winners were for businesses that generate current revenue.

Student winners include:

Day 1

  • $2,500, Brendan McCormick
  • $1,000, Eric Brosch
  • $1,000, Jade Manternach
  • $1,000, Caleb Marting
  • $750, Josh Levinson, Noah Polisner, Michael Saperstein
  • $750, Clay Soelberg
  • $750, Dayton Trent

Additional Awards, $350 each

  • Most Promising Idea, Brandan Penaluna
  • Largest Impact, Ifeanyi Ugoh
  • Best Social Impact, Sloan Hoover
  • Best Potential Consumer Value, HaoHao Sun

Day 2

  • $10,000, Mahdi Eghbali
  • $5,000, Adam Hoffman and Brandon Williams
  • $5,000, Peter Seele
  • $5,000, Brendan McCormick
  • $2,500, Jade Peterson
  • $2,500, Daniel Machlab
  • $2,500, Erica Cole
  • $2,500, Jacob Newcomb, Michael Penniman, and Peter Easler

Additional Awards, $1,250 each

  • Best Social Impact, Eva Simon
  • Best Retail Product, Zach Frisbie
  • Best Lifestyle Business, Andrew Austin
  • Best Pitch, Jade Peterson
Contacts: 

Tom Snee, Office of Strategic Communication, 319-384-0010 (office), 319-541-8434 (cell)