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Watje--Laurie I. (Program Assistant JPEC)

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1 Workshop pitches new ideas to students
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:7, p.1
9/20/2013 A workshop was hosted by Laurie Watje and Katherine Cota-Uyar to prepare students for the University of Northern Iowa's Fifth Annual Elevator Pitch Competition. The workshop also prepared students to pitch themselves personally for job interviews.
2 Family Weekend offers various activities
Hausler--Jonathan Wesley (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:11, p.1
10/2/2012 Eric Vander Schaaf was the winner and Bennett Becicka was the runner up in the National Elevator Pitch competition. Men's Glee Club provided entertainment during the Family Feast Tailgate. President Allen and TC made special appearance.
3 UNI students to compete in 'Elevator Pitch' competition
Public Relations News Release 2012:62, p.1
9/17/2012 "Elevator Pitch" competition will be held at UNI. Participants will have 90 seconds to deliver their business idea to judging faculty.
4 UNI Roast plans to bring coffee shop to the Hill
Hottle--Olivia Grace (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:32, p.5
1/31/2012 The Roast is set to open in August 2012. It is a nonprofit coffee shop designed for students by students. Currently twelve students are involved; advised by Matthew Wilson.
5 Senior named student entrepreneur of the year
Kuster--Therese Catherine (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:23, p.1
11/15/2011 Therese Kuster won the elevator pitch on campus in September. Her current award was for her essay on entrepreneurship, letters of recommendation, and financial statements from her company, TargetClick, photo.
6 Students show entrepreneurial skills at elevator pitch competition
Hottle--Olivia Grace (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:11, p.6
10/4/2011 UNI Entrepreneurs sponsored the competition. Students had to prepare a "pitch" concerning a company or product lasting only ninety seconds. Therese Kuster won and will compete in a national competition.
7 UNI students to compete in 'Elevator Pitch' competition
Public Relations News Release 2011:55, p.1
9/26/2011 The elevator pitch competition at UNI is designed to teach students the proper way to market themselves to potential employees.
8 Economics major wins UNI Elevator Pitch Competition, heads to national competition
Public Relations News Release 2010:85, p.1
10/5/2010 Adam O'Leary, of Garner, won for his pitch of Iowa Land, the business being developed by the Entrepreneurs student organization. Iowa Land is an acrylic souvenir-type item for tourists and university alumni.
9 Student launches own business
Kresse--William Joseph (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:2, p.5
8/31/2010 Nick Cash is a finalist in the National Entrepreneur of 2010 contest. His business, Book Hatchery, is located in the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center; photo.
10 UNI's Watje Earns Incubator Management Certificate
Public Relations News Release 2009:202, p.1
12/9/2009 Laurie Watje, Student Business Incubator manager, has earned a Certificate in Incubator Management. The certificate requires 24 hours of training on topics including incubator finances, strategic planning, policies and procedures.
11 UNI's CEO business simulation winners announced
Public Relations News Release 2008:535, p.1
5/13/2009 The teams reviewed performance results based on decisions that incorporated five key business functions covered by the simulation. Team Andrews achieved the highest Balanced Scorecard, which tracks selected benchmarks such as return on investment.
12 UNI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center presents at International Business Incubation Conference
Public Relations News Release 2008:516, p.1
5/4/2009 Katherine Cota-Uyar and Laurie Watje's presentation highlighted JPEC's Student Business Incubator (SBI). The SBI is an educational learning laboratory designed to inspire and educate students interested in entrepreneurship and small business.
13 UNI student takes third in national 'elevator pitch' competition
Public Relations News Release 2008:231, p.1
11/18/2008 Tyson Hanish won third place in the competition held at the National CEO Conference in Chicago. The "elevator pitch" is a commonly used term in the business arena, meaning "tell me about your business in the time it takes to ride up an elevator."
14 Taking flight; student entrepreneurs do what they dream
Northern Iowa Today 92:2, p.2
11/1/2008 A look at several business associated with the Student Business Incubator in the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center; photo.
15 Going up
Bardsley--Laura Lee (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:16, p.1
10/25/2008 Tyson Hanish will be among the forty contestants in an elevator pitch competition in Chicago. Contestants must make a sales pitch to an investor in ninety seconds; photo.
16 UNI student entrepreneur to compete in Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition
Public Relations News Release 2007:763, p.1
7/14/2008 Benjamin Frein, a finance and computer science major from Garner, is one of about twenty-five finalists selected through regional competitions to compete for $100,000 in cash, prize, and services.
17 UNI's Phillips enters Student Business Incubator program
Public Relations News Release 2007:710, p.1
6/3/2008 Dan Phillips, of Cedar Falls, is the newest individual to join the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's (JPEC) Student Business Incubator (SBI) program. Phillips is the owner of Dan Phillips Photography,specializing in weddings and portraits.
18 Business incubator jumpstarts students
Harken--Sarah (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:34, p.1
2/12/2008 Office space is available to students for starting a business. Interviews are required prior to acceptance. Advice is available for questions on taxes, law, and computers.
19 UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization to sponsor events for National Entrepreneurship Week
Public Relations News Release 2007:410, p.1
2/6/2008 The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization is sponsoring two events to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week.
20 UNI students attend Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization National Conference
Public Relations News Release 2007:333, p.1
12/7/2007 Germaine Jackson, Ryan Johnson, Megan Ruplinger, and Michael Wieland attended the Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization conference.
21 CEO names winner of freshman drawing
Public Relations News Release 2007:193, p.1
10/2/2007 Derek Richards was the winner of a gift certificate to University Book & Supply.
22 UNI students' businesses get new home, advisor
Public Relations News Release 2007:109, p.1
8/20/2007 Laurie Watje is the new advisor for the Student Business Incubator.

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