B2B partnerships with our centers

Whether you are a small business that needs a market size analysis or an established one with mountains of data, Tippie’s centers and institutes can get you the help you need. These specialized units can help you connect with student projects, identify resources, conduct specialized recruiting, or kick off research collaborations. Below is a list of centers at Tippie with active business-to-business engagements.

Analytics Coop lab

Data analytics expertise

Tippie Analytics Cooperative (TAC) is the college’s analytics hub for business partners. The cooperative helps businesses make data-enabled decisions through consulting projects.


Leadership training

Tippie Leadership Collaborative (TLC) delivers leadership and team development training through speaking engagements, executive education programs, and research partnerships.

JPEC team

Support for entrepreneurs

Nationally renowned John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) provides extensive training, resources, and student consulting support to small businesses and startups.

Vaughan Institute

Insurance and risk

Vaughan Institute of Risk Management & Insurance maintains close ties to the insurance industry through its industry mentor program, events, recruiting opportunities, and more.


Call center support

Tippie’s innovative Inside Sales Lab provides call center support for business clients. Student interns with specialized backgrounds receive sales training and work just like an inside sales team.

Marketing Institute

Marketing projects

Marketing Institute students complete field immersion projects for business and non-profit clients. The institute also features an advisory board and offers targeted recruiting opportunities.

Mandela Fellows

Global expansion

The Institute for International Business (IIB) works as a connector between Iowa businesses and developing/frontier markets through consulting, training, and resources.