The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is designed to stimulate business development and provide support for outstanding business plans.
New and start-up businesses (in business for less than 4 years) are eligible to enter the competition for the chance to win up to $25,000.
The 2014 competition is now open. Applicants are required to submit business plan information via a secure online program on the competition’s website, which also has additional information regarding rules, eligibility, and timelines.
Follow competition information on Twitter using the hashtag #IowaBizPlan.
2013 Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition News
On September 26, 2013, a total of $50,000 was awarded to the top three submitted business plans: $25,000 for first prize to r-Pipe, a civil engineering company based in Ames; $15,000 for second place to Memcine Pharmaceuticals, based in Coralville; and $10,000 for third place to ScoutPro, based in Ames. Honorable mention and $1,000 was awarded to additional finalists: Higher Learning Technologies, HMR Supplies, Osteoceramics, and TelePharm.
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