University of Iowa's Merle Volding Business Plan Competition 2010


Competition Organizer

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) at The University of Iowa

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Current full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students at The University of Iowa. Plans may be submitted by an individual or by a team of students. Business plans must be for a start-up business (not for an existing business).
Important Dates


The deadline to submit intent to compete forms is April 9, 2010. Final presentations take place at the University of Iowa on April 23, 2010.


Competition Prizes

Up to $20,000 in seed grants will be awarded to the top business plans.

Other Info

Plans will be judged based on a) Content of Plan and b) Viability of Plan.