Randy Pilkington, Director, UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, (319) 273-5732
Joe Bolick, BCS Communications & Public Relations Manager, (319) 273-3309
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --Ten businesses have been selected as finalists in the 2015 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. In the first round, businesses submitted brief information about their business plans. Based on those entries, judges chose 25 entrepreneurs to submit full business plans. Those 25 business plans were narrowed down to the final 10.
The 10 businesses continuing in the competition are: ClinicNote LLC, Fanstreamm, HowFactory, Immortagen LLC, Inland Sea, Innovas Technologies LLC, Sisters Home Style Entrees, UpCraft Club, Viewpoint Molecular Targeting LLC and Western Wise.
"Now that we have selected ten finalists, each business plan competitor will interview with a panel of judges on Sept. 11," said Randy Pilkington, director of UNI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and competition judge. "Based on those presentations, we will choose the top three finalists to recognize at a special awards ceremony on Sept. 24 at Drake University."
The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is designed to stimulate business development and provide support for outstanding business plans. This year a total of $50,000 will be awarded to the top three submitted business plans ($25,000 for first prize, $15,000 for second and $10,000 for third).
For more information, visit www.pappajohnentrepreneurialventurecompetition.com or contact one of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers located at Drake University, Iowa State University, North Iowa Area Community College, The University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.