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Four kids work on laptops learning how to code with the NewBoCo K-12 Education logo in the bottom left corner.

We’re Rebranding! Meet NewBoCo K-12 Education

 NewBoCo’s been up to a lot these past four years. We’ve grown from a small startup accelerator to a nonprofit with programming supporting education, innovation, and entrepreneurship for Iowans of all ages. As we’ve grown, we know it’s been hard to keep up with what exactly it is we do here. So many of our programs have different names, and

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NewBoCo Workiversary: Diane Dutton

On February 7, Diane Dutton celebrated one year at NewBoCo. Before Diane joined the team, she graduated from the University of Iowa, lived and worked in Montana, and then moved back to the Corridor. She joined the NewBoCo team in 2017 as the executive assistant. Since then, she has made sure that the NewBoCo office runs smoothly, kept track of

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NewBoCo Workiversary: Ben Kaplan

On January 17, Ben Kaplan celebrated one year at NewBoCo. Before Ben officially joined the team, he was a freelance photographer and videographer, which included creating NewBoCo’s videos for Launch Day and other projects. He was also a key member of We Create Here powered by The Gazette, which was a journalistic engine for sharing stories of startups and the

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

Volunteer Spotlight: Asmaa Elkeurti

“I firmly believe anyone can learn computer science.” — Asmaa Elkeurti After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2016, Asmaa Elkeurti became a developer at Pear Deck, an Iowa City-based education startup offering a web-based application to K-12 schools and teachers, and a regular volunteer for NewBoCo’s K-12 computer science education programs. Before she leads this Saturday’s Javascript session for our GirlsCode++

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How to be an Angel Investor. Step One.

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A headshot of Nate Matherson, Previously, LendEDU CEO and ISA 2014 Alumni

Guest Blog: My Experience with the Iowa Startup Accelerator

Previously, LendEDU CEO and ISA 2014 Alumni Nate Matherson If you’re a startup founder, you’ve probably had lots of people tell you how important it is to apply to an accelerator. Not only do they often provide you with funds for your business, but they do something far more valuable – they connect you with the expertise necessary to help you figure out

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NewBoCo Workiversary: Laura Kaiden

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]On January 31, Laura Kaiden celebrated one year at NewBoCo. Before Laura officially joined the team, she was with Rausch Productions, which helped produce past NewBoCo Launch Days. She joined the NewBoCo team in 2017 as an Events Specialist. Since then, she has been part of the team that produces EntreFEST, co-organized Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids, co-organizes

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