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Winners announced in John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

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Mason City, IA – Oct. 12, 2010 - The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close on October 6 with the announcement of the winners at the Iowa Entrepreneurs Conference and Venture Forum.

 

Receiving first place in the competition and $25,000 is Energy Control Technologies (ECT), a company that designs, manufactures and implements automation systems for the oil and gas, industrial/manufacturing, and biofuels markets. ECT’s systems maximize operation safety and minimize energy consumed. ECT was founded in 2008 and is located in West Des Moines, Iowa.

 

IDx came in second place and will receive $15,000. IDx is working to commercialize low-cost eye disease screening tools that have been developed at the University of Iowa. The company was founded in 2010 and is located in Iowa City, Iowa.

 

The third place company, which will receive $10,000, is LuCella Biosciences. LuCella Biosciences provides custom carbohydrate-based reagents to accelerate immunology, biology and vaccine discovery. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Ames.

 

The four honorable mention companies are Cabin Coffee Franchising Inc., Growth Design Energy Mt. Valley LLC, J&J Solutions, and Pathovacs. Each of these four companies will receive $1,000.

 

 "Special thanks to John Pappajohn who, through his unwavering commitment to foster entrepreneurship in Iowa, has again sponsored this business plan competition and has provided extensive support for entrepreneurship in Iowa,” said Randy Pilkington, director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Next year’s competition will be announced in February. For additional information about the competition visit www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com or contact one of the JPEC centers via the contact information below. Contact information for the three finalists is also attached.

 

Drake University John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Debra Bishop

515-271-3818

deb.bishop@drake.edu

 

Iowa State University John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Judi Eyles

515-296-8283

eyles@iastate.edu

 

North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Jamie Zanios

641-422-4111

zaniojam@niacc.edu

 

University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

David Hensley

319-335-3999

david-hensley@uiowa.edu

 

University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Randy Pilkington

319-273-6069

randy.pilkington@uni.edu

 

The national NACCE Innovation Award winning NIACC JPEC provides college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as comprehensive consulting services for business start-ups, existing industries and owner transitions in the North Iowa region.   Space is available for start-up businesses in the North Iowa Business Incubator. For more information, contact the NIACC JPEC at 641-422-4111.


Winner Contact Information

 

Energy Control Technologies, Inc.

Energy Control Technologies (ECT) develops control system solutions that provide one year payback on energy efficiency projects for machinery and industrial processes. ECT was started in 2008 and is based in West Des Moines.

Contact: Nikhil Dukle

515-223-1635

ndukle@energycontroltechnologies.com

www.energycontroltechnologies.com

 

IDx

IDx is working to commercialize low-cost eye disease screening tools that have been developed at the University of Iowa. IDx was founded in 2010 and is based in Iowa City.

jgarber@eyediagnosis.com

www.eyediagnosis.com

 

LuCella Biosciences, Inc.

LuCella Biosciences provides custom carbohydrate-based reagents to accelerate immunology, biology and vaccine discovery. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Ames.

Contact: Nicola Pohl, President

515-294-6032

npohl@lucellabio.com

www.lucellabio.com


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