UNI's student business incubator will help turn your business idea into a reality

The R. J. McElroy Student Business Incubator, a program of the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC), is an educational learning laboratory designed to inspire and educate students interested in entrepreneurship.

Funded by the R. J. McElroy Trust, the incubator sets you up for success by giving you access to physical work space, area entrepreneurs and JPEC staff.


Full, Co-working, Affiliate Student Business Incubation

If you’re interested in becoming a tenant of the student business incubator, you must complete an application. After your application is processed, you will be placed in one of three levels of incubation.

Full and co-working incubation includes a suite with 24/7 access in the JPEC’s facility located in the Business and Community Services building on the UNI campus.

Affiliate program participants may not be ready to occupy physical space in the incubator or the nature of the business may not warrant physical space but will have access to the same resources as the other incubation levels.

If you think that sounds easy, think again. All students are required to participate in programs designed to increase the chances for entrepreneurial success. If you take advantage of al of the services provided through the incubation program, you will graduate with the skills and experience necessary to create a positive influence on the Iowa economy and beyond.

Learn more about entrepreneurial resources available to UNI students.

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