Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

Sponsored by John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics, Inc., the Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is intended for students interested in starting their own business. Students develop and submit an executive summary, business model canvas, and financial projections for their venture. Plans are judged on the following variables:​

  • Content/Concept of Plan
  • Viability of Plan
  • Fulfillment of all requirements

Three seed grants of $5,000 will be awarded to the top three business plans who present in the final competition. Regional winners who advance to the finals but do not win top awards will receive $500 per team.

Review materials, eligibility requirements, and guidelines below, or stop by the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in the Business in Community Center, Suite 13. 

Competition
Eligibility

  • Must be a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students registered for the current academic year at an Iowa post-secondary educational institution.
  • Plans may be submitted by an individual or by a team of students.
  • Teams must consist of at least one student member.
  • Teams must consist of five or fewer members.
  • Applications must be for a start-up or new business only.
Students with John Pappajohn.

2022
Timeline

April 1 — Deadline for Submissions

April 1-8 — Judges Dilberation

April 15 — Finalists Announced

April 28 — Finals in Des Moines (8AM-1PM)

Student with John Pappajohn.

2022 APPLICATION

All of the following documents are required for submission. 

Student with John Pappajohn.

Competition
Eligibility

  • Must be a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students registered for the current academic year at an Iowa post-secondary educational institution.
  • Plans may be submitted by an individual or by a team of students.
  • Teams must consist of at least one student member.
  • Teams must consist of five or fewer members.
  • Applications must be for a start-up or new business only.
Students with John Pappajohn.

2022
Timeline

April 1 — Deadline for Submissions

April 1-8 — Judges Dilberation

April 15 — Finalists Announced

April 28 — Finals in Des Moines (8AM-1PM)

Student with John Pappajohn.

2022 APPLICATION

All of the following documents are required for submission. 

Student with John Pappajohn.