Tim MarlerTim Marler, Co-founder of Virtual Systems Engineering

"The climate at the University of Iowa has grown into an extremely fertile Petri dish for commercialization that compliments world-class research and education.  The UI resources for new entrepreneurs, with respect to financial support and expert advise, are extensive.  From the point when even the newest undergraduate simply has an idea for commercialization, there is an increasingly systematic process and a team of extremely helpful staff for vetting, refining, and growing exciting new ideas.  I am consistently amazed at the availability and kindness of people from UIVentures, OVPR and UIRF.  Not only has this climate helped grow my company, it continues to provide a valuable and unique education.  Furthermore, it is well coordinated with comparable support from Iowa City and the State of Iowa.  We are fortunate to be located here."