The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) will hold the 7th Annual Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.) on July 12-13, 2017. Resgister here:

What: In 2011, TEC and CFE recognized the value in establishing an organization that would provide a forum for sharing best practices and methods for overcoming challenges unique to Midwest engineering entrepreneurship centers.

When: The 2017 MEEN Conference will be held July 12-13 at the University of Iowa.

Agenda will be posted soon but participants should plan to arrive by noon on July 12 and expect to depart shortly after lunch on July 13. 

Why you should attend MEEN:

  • Learn about Midwest opportunities for I-Corps and Lean LaunchPad

  • Find how other universities are breaking down the educational siloes

  • Present a best practice in Engineering Entrepreneurship from your organization

  • Describe a challenge you are having that the MEEN network may be able to help with

  • We look forward to sharing and exploring new ideas and tackling the common problems we all face.

Register here:

*This conference is open to University administration, faculty and staff.

There is no registration fee to attend this conference, but participants are responsible for providing their own transportation and accommodations.

Travel: For those flying, the closest airport is the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids, IA. Located less than a half hour away from Iowa City.

Hotel: For your stay, the Sheraton Hotel located in downtown Iowa City has a block of rooms available. Reserve your room here:

Past participants include: Penn State, Wayne State, Illinois Institute of Technology, Michigan Technological University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Akron, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota and others.

About Iowa JPEC: In 1997, Iowa JPEC created the Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate in partnership with the University of Iowa College of Engineering. This certificate recognized the value in establishing an educational focus that would combine hands-on classroom learning with expert mentorship for entrepreneurially-minded engineering students. The certificate was the first of its kind at any U.S. institution.

Iowa JPEC Address: Pappajohn Business Building, 21 E. Market St. Iowa City, IA 52242

  • View the agenda from last year's MEEN conference.