John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition 2011


Entry deadline


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 .