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

Celebrating Jennifer Murphy’s NewBoCo workiversary

Rob MerrittOur Team, Uncategorized

“Like great leaders, Jennifer leads by example.” “She proposes solutions to problems in a thoughtful way.” “She is such a bright light in this world!” When we realized that we were coming up on one year with the amazing Jennifer Murphy here at NewBoCo, we quietly asked around the team to see what people had to say. Their responses paint a … Read More

Celebrating 5 years of Kaitlin Byers on our team

Rob MerrittOur Team

Today we celebrate our Director of Development, Kaitlin Byers. She joined our organization 5 years ago and the impact she has made on our organization, and all of us as a staff, is HUGE. Kaitlin has an amazing energy that makes us all better people and our organization stronger every day. Kaitlin’s efforts to develop sponsors, donors and grants for … Read More

Robbie Nesmith One Year Workiversary!

Jennifer MurphyOur Team

On September 16th, one of the superstars of the NewBoCode team, Robbie Nesmith, celebrates one year with NewBoCo. Robbie joined the team last year as a software developer, and immediately demonstrated how curious, engaged, and hardworking he is! He is known for his ability to create just about anything in our prototyping lab and his amazing sense of humor. Not … Read More

Happy Workiversary to Rob Merritt

Jennifer MurphyEcosystem, Our Team

On August 12th, our Director of Communications, Rob Merritt celebrated one year with NewBoCo.  And what a year it has been!  As our Chief Relationship Officer, David Tominsky shared, “Rob chose 2020 as his breakout year. He’s hit the big time writing reviews of big-screen musicals, parodies of rock classics, and recently made his debut as a citizen journalist on … Read More

Alex Taylor named managing director of Iowa Startup Accelerator

Rob MerrittIowa Startup Accelerator, Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alex Taylor has been named the new Managing Director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA).  Taylor, a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, and educator, has ambitious plans to expand the Iowa Startup Accelerator as the program enters its seventh year. “Alex brings extensive experience building and scaling businesses to NewBoCo”, said Eric Engelmann, NewBoCo’s Executive Director. “He will … Read More