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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.”