The University of Iowa

Student Accelerator, Venture School Program

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) supports the Student Accelerator, an 8-week program where Accelerator teams will meet daily to launch their startup by using Lean Launchpad methodologies. Through Brunch & Learns, office hours with a highly diversified and experienced teaching team, weekly pitches, and lectures, the Student Accelerator aims to accelerate the startup process while increasing the chance for success. Once a week, teams will meet to discuss their progress in meeting the program milestones, as well as learn about other key Business Model Canvas concepts. Participants will have access to industry partners that can coach them on accounting, taxes, IP, and funding issues. The teaching team and mentors will be on-hand throughout the summer to oversee completion of milestones and help teams reach their goals.
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University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC)