Grow Your Idea In Iowa’s Creative Corridor

The corridor has a wealth of support to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources including hands-on professional business direction from specialized companies and individuals. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur we are here to help. Whether you want to launch or grow your new business the corridor has the resources to help move you forward.

EDC Business Accelerator

EDC’s primary function is to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources and to provide hands-on professional business direction. While working with both emerging and existing Iowa-based businesses, EDC supports the development and commercialization of new products, services and technologies.

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) is committed to being a national leader in teaching and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial development. That’s why we’ve created a unique, cross-campus program through partnerships with the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Medicine.

Center for Business Grown & Innovation

The Center for Business Growth and Innovation’s team philosophy is to listen to the entrepreneurial community, imagine what we can do to fill gaps in their needs; then create sharable and collaboratively driven solutions leveraging our technology and university assets. Annually, we evaluate how we’ve done and strive to scale those resources that are effective to maximize economic impact for Iowa entrepreneurs.

Iowa Small Business Development Center

Established in 1981, America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) provides no cost, confidential, customized, professional business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to entrepreneurs and existing businesses. We also present affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields.

New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative

New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative is a nonprofit organization, focused on ensuring that Iowa is known, around the world, for making big things happen. NewBoCo is located in the heart of Eastern Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, filled with the vibrant energy that creative people bring.