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  • University of Iowa - JPEC

    If you’re ready to take your business to the next level but unsure of the best path to future growth, the Entrepreneurial Management Institute could be a great place to build your roadmap. EMI is a partnership between the Tippie College of Business and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) that provides affordable consulting services by University of Iowa students to businesses and startups across Iowa.

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  • Are conferences and networking events worth it?

    Professional development, networking events, summits, conferences, peer learning...the list can go on forever. Invitations to these type of events are EVERYWHERE!! I see them all over social media, email, my office mailbox, even the bulletin boards at offices and coffee shops around town. With so many of them happening, I’m assuming they must be fairly well attended but the real question is….are they worth it?

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  • Entrepreneur Spotlight: Bill Brown, Insulights

    When it comes to electric fencing insulation, Insulights is the name to know in Iowa. The company founder, Bill Brown recently won first place in the John Pappajohn pitch competition with his company Insulights at Entrefest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I had the pleasure of having a brief conversation about how his company started, what it was like to get the resources he needed to have starting a company in Iowa, and his plans for the company's next steps.

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