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Friday, April 29, 2016
This spring and summer, dozens of new Startup businesses in Iowa will compete for a chance to participate in the 11th annual Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. The competition is designed to stimulate business development and provide support for entrepreneurial ventures.
Friday, September 25, 2015
The 2015 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition came to a close on September 24 with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines.

Friday, September 26, 2014
The 2014 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close on September 18 with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Originally published in the Iowa City Press Citizen by Aly Brown.
Monday, September 30, 2013
The 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close on Sept. 26 with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Seven businesses have been selected as finalists in the 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition.  In the first round, businesses submitted brief information about their business plans.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The first round of the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is complete. Of the 34 executive summaries submitted, 16 have been selected to submit full business plans to be reviewed by judges. 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
New and start-up businesses can enter to win up to $25,000The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is accepting entries for the 2013 competition.
Friday, February 1, 2013
New and start-up businesses can enter to win up to $25,000John Pappajohn, Iowa's premier venture capitalist, has announced the launch of the 2013 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. This is the eighth annual business plan competition for Iowa sponsored by Pappajohn.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
October 6, 2010 (DES MOINES) A number of Iowa start-up companies shared the spotlight Wednesday, winning awards at the Iowa Entrepreneurs Conference that will help them develop their businesses. Seven emerging companies were recognized as finalists of the John Pappajohn Io
Monday, September 8, 2008
The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is in its final stage. Three finalists have been chosen.