Year in Review

2020 Annual Report

NewBoCo works to help people and companies at all stages become innovative – from students to startups to large organizations. Over the past five years, our focus on education, entrepreneurship, and innovation has helped our region make immense progress on developing a vibrant, world-class startup community. We’re excited and humbled by this growth, and we know there’s so much more we can do to accelerate it. Read through our annual report to see the 2020 accomplishments and what’s next for 2021. Please consider making a donation to help us invest in the future of education, entrepreneurship and innovation right here in Iowa. We truly appreciate your support and dedication to accelerating world-changing ideas, from Iowa.

More About Our Work

NewBoCo staff laughing and enjoying each other's company as they walk together to a community event

Our Story

Our vision is to make Iowa known, around the world, for making big things happen.

NewBoCo staff poses with rocketship and lightning bolt cutouts (NewBoCo's icons) at an event with the Iowa Lieutenant Governor in 2016

Our People

Over the past years, we’ve expanded from a staff of 2 working with startups to a 22-person nonprofit whose programming covers everything from adult technical education to Agile and leadership coaching. Meet us!

NewBoCo Volunteer Asmaa Elkeurti works with a student on a laptop for NewBoCo's Girls Code Camp


Do you have time and knowledge to share? We would love to hear about and give you that opportunity through our varied programs for students, educators, entrepreneurs, and the community at large. Learn more!

A NewBoCo employee guides a young student through an exercise on a laptop

Corporate Sponsorship

NewBoCo provides sponsorship opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Find out how your organization can help build Iowa's tech, education, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Learn more!

Past Reports