Planning for Now AND the Future

Jennifer MurphyCorporate InnovationLeave a Comment

While many organizations adapt to the current situation, there is growing recognition that what served us pre-pandemic may not be what makes our organization stronger post-pandemic.  Consider the opportunities this mindset brings. Most of us are in this scenario: We had a plan.  It was a good one.  We had our 2020 and maybe even 2021 vision mapped out.  Then, … Read More

Happy Workiversary to David Tominsky!

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Six years ago today David Tominsky said yes to an opportunity to work for NewBoCo and we are so glad he did! As reigning champion of the “Dad Joke” competition at Whiskey Friday we can always count on him to make us laugh out loud. Hosting open coffees, having conversations with the curious, and working as entrepreneur in residence at … Read More

Happy Workiversary to Jourdan McChesney!

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On May 15th, our Events Coordinator Jourdan McChesney celebrated one year with NewBoCo. Jourdan has been an invaluable member of the NewBoCo team as we navigate the transition of our largest events to virtual environments. Jourdan’s efforts with ICR AGile, EntreFEST, 1MC Cedar Rapids, and support to various efforts and teams have proven invaluable! She makes even the toughest jobs … Read More

DeltaV Code School “goes virtual” as it invests $300,000 in free classes and tuition assistance

Rob MerrittPress ReleaseLeave a Comment

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 12, 2020) – With unemployment climbing throughout the state, many Iowans are looking for new career opportunities. NewBoCo believes its DeltaV Code School can help address that need – and the organization is putting its money where its mouth is, by investing more than $300,000 into making its programs more easily accessible to Iowans. In addition, … Read More

Meet Alison Mohr and Andy Fiedler

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NewBoCo is thrilled to welcome our newest New Bohemians to the team, Alison Mohr and Andy Fiedler. Alison Mohr has joined the Education team as the Assistant Director of K–12 Education. She is helping NewBoCo expand our impact on students throughout Iowa through our K–12 programs. “I am very excited to have Alison’s education experience on the team,” says Samantha … Read More

Updates on our events and programs due to COVID-19

Rob MerrittCommunication, Press ReleaseLeave a Comment

NewBoCo hosts a number of events that are affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We are making every effort to continue fulfilling our mission while also keeping people safe. With that in mind, here are updates on what’s coming, including how to experience these events online where possible.   Friday, April 30: ICRAgile VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT ICRAgile has moved to an … Read More

Collins Aerospace donates $100,000 to NewBoCo K-12 education

Rob MerrittEducation, Press ReleaseLeave a Comment

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 12, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced a commitment of $210,000 to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs in Iowa. A grant of $100,000 will go to NewBoCo to support its K-12 computer coding workshops and engineering project learning programs, which provide hands-on experience … Read More

Iowa EdTech Accelerator Launches First Accelerator Cohort

Rob MerrittCorporate Innovation, Education, Press Release, StartupsLeave a Comment

ICR IOWA — This week, the Iowa EdTech Accelerator welcomed its first cohort of educational technology companies. The Accelerator, a collaborative project led by NewBoCo, is an intensive, highly-focused 14-week program aimed at early stage (pre- or early-revenue) companies that are located in Iowa. The Accelerator program is one of the key pillars of the newly-formed Iowa EdTech Collaborative initiative. … Read More

Middle School Students Tap into Clean Water for Future City Iowa Regional Competition

Rob MerrittEducation, Grades 6-8, Press ReleaseLeave a Comment

Monday, January 27, 2020, Cedar Rapids, IA – 40 teams of middle school students from across Iowa presented their solutions to provide cities with a clean, sustainable water supply at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School on Saturday, January 25. “Our goal at NewBoCo is to give students access to innovative and engaging STEM education,” … Read More

eCourt Reporters Partners with NewBoCo Entrepreneurship

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November 1, 2019, Cedar Rapids, IA – eCourt Reporters is now an Iowa Startup Accelerator portfolio company following investment by the ISA Fund LP in October. “We’re thrilled to have eCourt Reporters as a portfolio company because they’re a strong new company with an award-winning platform being built here in the Midwest,” NewBoCo Executive Director and Accelerator Managing Director Eric … Read More