New and startup businesses in northern Iowa are invited to enter a contest for the chance to win up to $25,000. This marks the 12th year for the competition sponsored by venture capitalist John Pappajohn. Randy Pilkington, director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Northern Iowa, says judges will decide the top three submitted business ventures.
The competition is designed to stimulate business development in the state and provide support for entrepreneurial ventures.
Businesses entering the contest must submit an online application by May 15.
The winners will be recognized at a special awards luncheon on September 21 in Des Moines.