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STEM Gift Guide for Kids

The holidays are here! And as we all know, all of that jolly spirit comes with the dreaded “gift shopping,” too. But have no fear; NewBoCo is here! We have curated a list of STEM toys and games suitable for elementary and middle school-aged kids that encourage open-ended play and support cognitive development, problem solving, and critical thinking. These gifts

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TikTok Hacked

How to Stay Safe in the Wake of the TikTok Hack

Monday’s announcement of a potential TikTok data breach (involving more than 2 billion users) is a stark reminder of the constant threat that IT systems and users face.  While not all of the details of the alleged attack are completely known (and with TikTok denying that an incident has even taken place), several sample files have been leaked. Those claiming

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PODCAST SUMMARY: Ecosystems and Rural Entrepreneurship

Episode 2 of the Iowa innovation podcast is here! This is where I, Dr. Jennifer Murphy, and Not-A-Doctor, Rob Merritt talk to leaders in innovation, education, and entrepreneurship. Our guest was Mo Collins, and it was tough, not fangirling all over her! Thank goodness I had Rob there to keep me cool. Mo is currently a nationally recognized speaker she

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PODCAST SUMMARY: Diversity and Inclusion in Technology 

Listen to the very first episode of Iowa Innovation! Find it at iowainnovation.org or on all your favorite podcast platforms. The very first episode of the Iowa Innovation Podcast premiered to all local Innovators, educators, entrepreneurs,  ecosystem builders, and those who are inspired to go against the grain of the mundane. On April 13, Keith Dahlby, a Software Architect from

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Master These Top Five Challenges in Intrapreneur Academy

After investigating feedback from graduation presentations, session feedback forms, and two alumni focus groups, we have narrowed down the top five challenges Intrapreneur Academy can help you master. Challenges ranging from perspective to planning to shifting the way you interact with systems are not easy to solve in a vacuum. This list focuses on the core challenges we can help

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Dan Tuuri

Celebrating DeltaV’s Dan Tuuri

One year ago today, NewBoCo welcomed Dan Tuuri to the team. Turns out that was a pretty good call. Dan came on board as an instructor for DeltaV. But pretty much right off the bat, we knew he was going to make an impact throughout the entire NewBoCo organization. Then again, how could he not? Anyone who works with Dan

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FROM STRATEGIC TO TACTICAL

Intrapreneur Academy is a 12-month program full of informative workshops and thoughtful personalized coaching sessions. Participants enhance their understanding of organizational culture and their professional agility, as well as develop innovative and entrepreneurial methods for addressing internal challenges. These characteristics build an Intrapreneur. Intrapreneurs become cultural leaders within their organizations and are specifically prepared to address internal challenges in powerful

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