The John Pappajohn Entreprenurial Center has a variety of funding opportunities for UNI students and beyond. Some of these opportunities include the the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, the Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, and Wellmark Venture Capital Fund. 

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Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Sponsored by John Pappajohn and Equity Dynamics, Inc., the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is intended for college and university students in Iowa who have an interest in starting their own venture.

Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Take your venture to the next level and receive funding with the Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. Co-hosted by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the purpose of the competition is to encourage and promote entrepreneurial activity and create greater awareness of resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa.