- Competition Organizer
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers
- Submission Date
- Business Plan Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Business - Local U.S.
- Who's Eligible
The principal business operations of the business must be located in Iowa. The plan must be an original idea for a business in operation for four years or less. Businesses can include, but are not limited to: technology, bio-technology, green technologies, medical, advanced manufacturing, agriculture and agri-products, engineering and education.
- Important Dates
Applications are due April 30, 2011. Accepted participants must submit a business plan by July 1, 2011. Finals are on September 8, 2011 with three winners to be notified on September 12, 2011. The ranking of the three winners is determined after their 15-minute presentations for Iowa Venture Capital and Entrepreneurs Conference (IVCEC) in Des Moines on October 4-5, 2011.
- Competition Prizes
Grand Prize: $25,000
2nd Prize: $15,000
3rd Prize: $10,000
- Other Info
The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Iowa. All winners will be selected on an objective basis .