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Young African Leaders Initiative fellows visit Iowa City, tour the state

Program promotes entrepreneurship, international dialogue
Twenty-five Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows arrived in Iowa City June 16 to learn about the American economy and the basics of operating their own business. During their six-week stay, the fellows have been traveling across the state visiting farms, religious institutions, art galleries, and large businesses.
University of Iowa's summer youth entrepreneurship camp

Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship hosts start-up camp

Thirty-nine middle school students from around the Iowa City area participated in a youth camp sponsored by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship. The weeklong camps teach participants the entrepreneurial mindset and expose them to innovation, creativity, and problem-solving.
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Graduating finance major promotes cultural understanding, competence

Diaz hopes to use finance career to help those who are underprivileged
José Diaz, from Melrose Park, Illinois, is graduating from the UI with a degree in finance and will soon be working at JPMorgan & Chase’s Chicago office. Diaz came from humble beginnings and is positioning himself to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized groups.

KWQC-TV Venture School is Quad Cities’ entrepreneurial boot camp

Venture School is a six-week entrepreneurial boot camp that helps would-be Quad Cities entrepreneurs figure out if there’s a market for their business idea and, if so, how to get it off the ground. Venture School is a statewide resource of the UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). 

Honors UI student spin-out business takes top national honor

A University of Iowa team recently won an award in a prominent national student-invention contest sponsored by MIT for a device that prevents sows from rolling over on their piglets.
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ICHE director Tom Rice on the overlooked impact of universities

Tom Rice, director of the Iowa Center for Higher Education in Des Moines, discusses some of the often overlooked ways a university supports its surrounding community. ICHE, operated by the University of Iowa for less than a year, is already serving the city it calls home.