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Top 8 Nationally!

Congratulations to Wicitra Mahotama, founder of Divine Eyewear, for his Honorable Mention Finish ($500) at the National CEO Pitch Competition in Orlando, FL last week.  Mahotoma finished in the top 8 of 58 students from across the US to pitch at this year's competition.  Pictured are business partners Ryan Zumbach and Wicitra Mahotoma.  

Upcoming Events
Feb 3 Entrepreneurial Club Meeting
Feb 17 Entrepreneurial Club Meeting
Mar 3 Entrepreneurial Club Meeting
Mar 10 Innovation Pitch Competition
Mar 24 Entrepreneurial Club Meeting
Entrepreneur Club Spring 2015 Meetings

Entrepreneur Club
Open to All Majors

January 20: 5PM, Room 3534, Memorial Union

February 3: 5PM, Room 3512, Memorial Union

February 17: 5PM, Room 3534, Memorial Union

March 3: 5PM, Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

March 10: INNOVATION PITCH COMPETITION, 117 Ash Avenue, 6-8 pm

March 24: 5PM, Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

April 7:  5 pm, Oak Room, Memorial Union

April 21:  5 pm, Oak Room, Memorial Union



Logo Design Competition

The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition, now called the John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, will be celebrating its 10th year in 2015.  The competition is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Iowa.  The competition is hosted each year by the five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers in Iowa located at Drake University, Iowa State University, North Iowa Area Community College, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa. 

The logo design competition is open to students at the respective host institutions.  Designers should develop a logo for the business plan competition that is neutral in color and theme to all of the centers (i.e., no host institution logos or specific colors).  This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their creativity and vision in developing a logo that represents this unique competition and the partnership across colleges.

Entrants will be asked to submit two logos:
1) John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition with 10th Anniversary Banner
2) John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition (no 10th anniversary banner - to be used for future competitions)

Eligible students must be registered at least part time during the spring semester 2015 at Drake University, Iowa State University, North Iowa Area Community College, University of Iowa, or University of Northern Iowa.

One winner will be announced and will receive a $500 cash prize. 

All entries must be submitted by midnight on February 16, 2015.

For details and specifics, please contact Judi Eyles, Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, 515-296-6754 or

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