Keynote Address

Dawn Bowlus
Dawn Bowlus

Start Me Up! Creating the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurial Problem Solvers

BizInnovator Startup is taking you for an entrepreneurial spin! You won’t have the chance to sit back and relax – but we promise you will have fun while getting first hand experience innovating and problem solving like a boss!

Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing majors at colleges and universities nationwide. The entrepreneurial mindset (think adaptability, problem solving, effective communication, critical thinking) helps prepare students for success in both college and career. The entrepreneurial classroom gives your students the opportunity to pursue their passions and work on problems that matter to them.

As the State of Iowa entrepreneurial centers celebrate 25 years, the Jacobson Institute’s BizInnovator Startup team keeps driving in the fast lane – with a passion to bring entrepreneurship education to every Iowa student. We guarantee you’ll enjoy the ride during this fast-paced, interactive program.

Presenters: BizInnovator Startup Curriculum Design Team (Jacobson Institute – The University of Iowa):

  1. Dawn Bowlus, Director, Jacobson Institute, The University of Iowa
  2. Corey Brinkmeyer, HS Business Teacher, Linn-Mar High School
  3. Diane Fickel, HS Business Teacher, Iowa City West High School
  4. Abbie Weipert, Assistant Professor, Kirkwood Community College