The University of Iowa

Venture School for Entrepenuers

Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Prior approval is required to register for this program.
Program Overview
Venture School emphasizes real-world entrepreneurship and innovation based on leading edge curriculum taught by serial entrepreneurs. This program works for startups, small businesses, non-profits, and corporate innovation teams. Your team will accelerate the startup process by testing your business hypotheses immediately. You will get out of the building to talk to customers, partners, and competitors, rather than relying on static case studies and secondhand market research. You will encounter first-hand the chaos and uncertainty of commercializing innovations and creating new ventures, and will be challenged to create your own business model, making pivots or preserving based on your findings.

Registration Fees
Team Lead (Founder) $299. 
Every additional team member that joins the cohort will pay an additional $99.

How to Register
Team Founders should register as "Team Lead (Founder)". 
All additional team members should create own profile and register as "Team Member". Team members will also need to provide the name of the Team Lead in the field provided for that information. 


Tuesday Evenings
Des Moines Venture School
John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center
1200 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309
Time: 5:30-9 PM
Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 27
Instructors: Kurt Heiar and Gregg Barcus


Thursday Evenings
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Venture School
215 E 4th St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Time:  5:30-9 PM
Dates:  October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15
Instructors: Kurt Heiar and Paul Kinghorn