Venture School

Business Consultants

The University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center have partnered to offer the Entrepreneurial Management Institute (EMI), a business consulting service, to Iowa employers.

The purpose of this program is three-fold: 1) solve problems for Iowa businesses, 2) educate professionals for Iowa’s future, and 3) provide recruitment opportunities for Iowa employers and students.

To broaden the consulting service offerings, EMI has collaborated with the Institute for International Business to provide international business consulting services, such as foreign market opportunity assessment, risk analysis, and export marketing plan, to small- and medium-sized Iowa companies wanting to expand globally.

Consulting services are provided by teams of 3-5 University of Iowa students and are under the guidance of a faculty advisor with extensive business experience.


Mentors for new businesses

The UIVentures program assists university inventors in creating new ventures based on their research. The program provides education and mentoring, to advance entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies by linking them with the capital, talent, and other critical resources needed for success.

Contact UI Ventures to identify advisors, mentors, and interim or permanent senior management (CxOs) with business and industry experience in your field.


Help for small businesses

The Iowa Small Business Development Center can unlock the potential of any business by providing business expertise normally reserved for large, established companies. Our one-on-one, customized counseling is free and our workshops are extremely affordable and practical.