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John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

The application period for the 2020 Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is now closed. The fifteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes.

The $100,000 in seed funding consists of a $50,000 contribution from John and Mary Pappajohn and a $50,000 match from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The goal of this competition is to support Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Iowa businesses that have been in operation for four years or less, or are not yet cash flow positive are eligible to apply. This competition is open to businesses including, but not limited to, technology, bio-technology, green technologies, medical, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, engineering, and education industries.
Participants will be judged on written submissions, and, those who advance to the final round of the competition, their presentations to a panel of judges. First place will be awarded $40,000, second place $25,000, and third place $15,000. Awards for other categories will total $20,000.

For more information on the competition, visit https://www.pappajohncompetition.com/

The 2020 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is co-hosted by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers and the Iowa Economic Development Authority

 

Winners announced in the 14th Annual John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition 

The 2019 Finalists are:
First place: Rantizo
Second place: Cartiligen
Third place: Vet Measure
Fourth place: 4th: Emory Dry Ice
Honorable Mention: Nebullam Firefly
Honorable Mention: No Limbits
Honorable Mention: Photonics

 

Previous finalists:
2018 Finalists
First place: Power Pollen
Second place: Insulights
Third place: TractorZoom
Honorable Mention: Smart Ag
Honorable Mention: Verdi Life

2017 Finalists
First place: Gross Wen Technologies (GWT)
Second place: lienwavers.io
Third place: Pablow
Honorable Mention: Smart Ag
Honorable Mention: Terva

2016 Finalists
First place: Performance Livestock Analytics
Second place: Punctil Health
Third place: SwineTech

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