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Welcome to the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center,



The UNI JPEC is now open to our staff and student tenants. We ask that there are no walk ins, but we are more than happy to meet with you over zoom or during an appointment. To schedule an appointment or zoom call we ask that you email We are excited to have everyone back on campus, and we will continue to be safe by following the guidelines set by UNI. 

Below are some of the links that can help you transition to coming back to campus. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us by calling (319) 273-5732 or by emailing Thank you!

  • Annual Report 2020
  • SBI Info Slide
  • A Journey Worth Exploring
  • Success is Right Around the Corner

Comprehensive entrepreneurship program for students of all ages.

We offer a Minor in Entrepreneurship and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. For some students, this can be as few as nine credit hours. Maybe you have a business idea but do not want to study entrepreneurship? The JPEC can still help!
The cornerstone entrepreneurial program for the JPEC is the R. J. McElroy Student Business Incubator. We have the knowledge, resources, and connections to help you turn your idea into reality.
Find out what graduates of our many entrepreneurship programs have to say about their experiences being entrepreneurs and working in the JPEC and with the JPEC staff.