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VSI Aerospace wins John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

Contact: 

Randy Pilkington, director, UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309, rebecca.schultze@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close today with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines.

 

  • VSI Aerospace received first place and $25,000. The company combines software and air pressure sensors to alert pilots of trajectory changes, enhancing safety and fuel savings. It was founded in 2008 and is based in Ames.

      Contact: Jerald Vogel

      515-292-3578

      vsiaero@gmail.com

      www.vsiaerospace.com

 

  • M&S Flowmatics came in second place and received $15,000. M&S FlowMatics has developed a unique flow meter for real-time measurement of granular materials though a pipe, such as gravel, grain, sugar or sand. The company was formed in 2009 and is located in Ames.

      Contact: Manjit Misra

      515-290-5292

      mkmisra@iastate.edu

 

  • Radiology Protocols received third place and $10,000. This company has developed an online medical imaging process to make radiologic imaging efficient and accurate, thus lowering imaging costs. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Iowa City.

      Contact:  Steve Baker

      319-430-4300

      sbakerr@radiologyprotocols.com

      www.RadiologyProtocols.com

 

"Special thanks goes 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.

Details for 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.

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

319-273-5732

randy.pilkington@uni.edu