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Welcome to the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center,

  • A journey worth exploring
  • Startup start here

Comprehensive entrepreneurship program for students of all ages.

You can Learn It through the Minor in Entrepreneurship or the 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. The SBI program offers three stages of Live It small business ownership. We have the knowledge, resources, and connections to help you turn your idea into reality.
After you Learn It and Live It, you will definitely Love It! 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. They truly Love It!