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John Pappajohn Center sponsors contest for minority small business start-ups

January 14, 2003

Contact: Katherine A. Cota-Uyar, program manager, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center,
(319) 273-7350
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, the UNI Regional Business Center, and KBBG are partnering to sponsor the second Minority Business Plan Competition for minority entrepreneurs. The JPEC has committed up to $5,000 to present to a new, for-profit, full-time business start-up located in Iowa, preferably the Cedar Valley, owned and operated by a minority entrepreneur. The deadline for business plan and application submission is March 24.

Interested entrepreneurs should consult the minority business plan guidelines at the UNI JPEC Web site at or contact Katherine Cota-Uyar, program manager, at (319) 273-7350 or