Title

A Closer Look at Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa

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10:01

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

Fall 10-1-2013

Class

Rhetoric 0021

Instructor

Anna Williams

Abstract

An exploration of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and Bedell learning lab and how these resources facilitate entrepreneurial endeavors for students and alumni at the University of Iowa.

For this project, our group decided to learn more about the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, or JPEC. JPEC serves as a guidance tool and resource for those looking for assistance in business related ventures. It provides office space to University of Iowa students and alumni, as well as an advisory board that can be confronted with questions and concerns. Despite being a beneficial resource on campus, many students do not know anything about it or what its purpose is. Our group hopes that by bringing attention to the kind of opportunities that JPEC can provide, more students will consider using it in the future. This is going to be accomplished by presenting the story of Widespread Threads, which is a clothing company that runs out of JPEC and was started by four University of Iowa students.

Location

322 North Clinton Street Iowa City, IA 52242

Rights

Copyright © 2013 Charlie Broderick, Eric Harper, Hilary Rost and Connor Simmons

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