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Students Participate in Entrepreneurial Conference

Eight University of Iowa seniors are participating in the first Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute, July 30 through Aug. 4, at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory on West Lake Okoboji.

The students are attending the institute with 16 students from the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University. The will participate in the advanced study of entrepreneurship, including an entrepreneurial simulation; seminars with successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community leaders; and networking to enhance the students' understanding of opportunities in Iowa. Each student will receive three hours of academic credit for participation in the institute. The Institute also is intended to show the students business development opportunities in rural Iowa, particularly the northwest part of the state.

The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute is a joint effort of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; the Iowa Department of Economic Development; the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers at the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University; and the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation.

The following students are participating:

    Adam Bugbee, Cedar Rapids

    Jessica McKinney, Waukee

    Kyle Ellis, Coralville

    Stephanie Paulson, Boone

    Michael Hubbard, Clive

    Amy Cheng, Keokuk

    Brandon Kaufmann, Iowa City

    Erin Hughes, New Lenox, IL

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