Meet Our Team: Celebrating four years with Nate Adams

Rob MerrittUncategorized

Did you know it is Nate Adams’ four-year workiversary at NewBoCo? Nate works as a Software Architect and Agile Coach for NewBoCo. Whether he is chipping in with expert-level Agile advice during a staff meeting or out conquering a training, he’s always in the know! His technical expertise in software development is a resource our team counts on. One of … Read More

Celebrating Alison Mohr and her first year with NewBoCo

Rob MerrittUncategorized

Today we’re celebrating Alison Mohr’s one-year anniversary of joining the team here at NewBoCo. Alison serves as our Assistant Director for K12 education, and over the past year she has played a key role in taking our CoderDojos virtual, working on our Code.org Professional Learning opportunities, and advancing our K12 program throughout the state. Alison has had a big impact … Read More

NewBoCo, Iowa Startup Accelerator earn accolades at 2020 Startup Iowa Awards

Rob MerrittUncategorized

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 27. 2021) – NewBoCo earned two major accolades at the 2020 Startup Iowa Awards, with the Iowa Startup Accelerator being named Accelerator of the Year and NewBoCo itself earning the selection of Entrepreneurial Support Organization of the Year. The awards were announced Tuesday by Clay & Milk, the digital publication that covers Iowa’s tech, startup and … Read More

NewBoCo receives $50,000 grant to expand K-5 STEM programming

Rob MerrittEducation, Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa– The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) announced today it has received a $50,000 grant from Telligen Community Initiative (TCI), a private, Iowa-based charitable foundation. These funds will support the addition of health care-focused lessons into NewBoCo’s K-5  CoderDojo program. NewBoCo’s K-12 Education programming supports Iowans of all ages by providing the training and skills necessary to thrive … Read More

How Fort Madison is using CS and innovation to overcome barriers

Rob MerrittComputer Science, Education, Press Release

Richardson Elementary received the Computer Science is Elementary grant for the 2019-2020 school year.  Their vision was scaffolded for success: Spend the first year planning, training coaches, and a leadership team. Then continue to expand by providing professional development for teachers to implement computer science into their classrooms. However, they didn’t stop at basic computer science implementation. Instead they sought … Read More

Front Line Innovation

Jennifer MurphyCorporate Innovation, Leadership & Communication Skills, Our Team

Each Veterans Day, I find myself reflecting on my experiences and development as both a leader and a human being from my time in the military. I worked with the most diverse group of men and women, and learned the value of different perspectives, voices, ideas and traditions. I entered the US Army as a 21-year-old from a small town … Read More

Eric Engelmann to transition out of role as NewBoCo Executive Director

Rob MerrittCommunication, Ecosystem, Our Team, Press Release

Aaron Horn, Jill Wilkins to assume leadership as Engelmann shifts focus to ISA Ventures in 2021 CEDAR RAPIDS (Nov. 5, 2020) – The growth of ISA Ventures has required changes to NewBoCo’s leadership, with founder Eric Engelmann transitioning into a new role. Engelmann will step down from his role as NewBoCo’s Executive Director on Dec. 1 to focus exclusively on … Read More

Latest Intrapreneur Academy cohort focuses exclusively on Collins Aerospace

Josh McNaryPress Release, Professional Development

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 16, 2020) – NewBoCo kicked off its fourth Intrapreneur Academy cohort on October 14th with 14 participants exclusively from Collins Aerospace. This is the first time Intrapreneur Academy has been run with only one organization participating. It is also the first time the kickoff was held virtually. “This creates the exciting opportunity to dive deeper into … Read More

DeltaV launches new program for Iowans displaced by pandemic

Rob MerrittPress Release

Grant from Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund fully covers tuition for up to 10 qualifying students to study Help Desk and Network and Systems Administration CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 6, 2020) – There is an urgent need to return Iowans to the workforce as quickly as possible in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, DeltaV … Read More

Highlights from Guy Raz at NewBoCo

Rob MerrittProfessional Development

Award-winning journalist and NPR host Guy Raz has interviewed more than 200 highly successful entrepreneurs to uncover amazing true stories. Last Thursday, NewBoCo got the chance to learn more about Raz’ own amazing true story. Here are highlights from our virtual event with him and interviewer Molly Monk.   Special thanks to our sponsors, The Gazette and Appirio. Highlights from … Read More