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Iowa Schools Get Access to Top Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Thanks to a partnership between the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education, all state of Iowa educators now have access to the BizInnovator Startup entrepreneurship curriculum at no cost.
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors Spotlight: Corey Brinkmeyer

Monday, October 9, 2023
Corey Brinkmeyer will receive the Jacobson Institute K-12 Innovator award on Oct. 20 for his contribution to the The Roar Store- Linn-Mar High School's merchandising store!
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Jacobson Institute Director excited for career exploration and school-community partnership efforts at Iowa City Schools

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
The Iowa City Community School District is exploring how to deliver project-based learning opportunities to students with their new Center for Innovation — with classes possibly being piloted as early as next fall.

4 Best High School Entrepreneurship Curriculum Options

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Jacobson Institute’s BizInnovator Startup entrepreneurship curriculum named best high school entrepreneurship curriculum option.
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University of Iowa debuts summer ‘Grandparents University’

Monday, May 22, 2023
Jacobson Institute’s BizInnovator Startup offers half day entrepreneurship startup simulation for grandparents and grandkids
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77 High School Students Participate in 3rd DesignDash of 2022-23

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
DesignDash is a one-day speedy startup simulation and part of the Jacobson Institute’s BizInnovator Startup entrepreneurship program that provides high school students and educators an opportunity to work on authentic entrepreneurial startup ventures alongside real-life entrepreneurs and business executives.
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Bowlus Recognized for Her Role in DesignDash

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Dawn Bowlus, director of the University of Iowa Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, was one of three Tom Cilek Sizzle awardees recognized Nov. 10 at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City.
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Inaugural DesignDash is a Success

Friday, April 22, 2022
A very early morning turned into a nerve-wracking Tuesday afternoon for Dariana, a senior from Albia High School. And she wouldn’t change a thing.

Jacobson Institute’s BizInnovator Startup and STEM Innovator® programs incorporated into Linn Mar Venture Academics

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Linn-Mar High School students are gaining know-how in science and creative writing and “learning skills for the real world.”