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Sponsor Spotlight: Meet UFG Developer Usha

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Meet Usha. She’s been with UFG Insurance for two years as an Application Development Team Lead. She values her position at UFG because UFG values her. “Everybody is pretty supportive; even though UFG is growing they’re trying to keep the family feel for the company.” UFG allows Usha to balance work, life, being a parent,

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I Don’t Think it’s Agile you Hate

I have a lot of great memories of my grandmother. She was kind, extremely patient, and a wonderful role model. In addition to those more intangible qualities, she also baked a mean cookie. When I’d visit her, if I caught that heavenly scent as I approached the front door, I knew it was going to be a good day. She

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Intrapreneur Academy: Introduction to Innovation Tools and Methods Recap

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NewBoCo Workiversary: Aaron Horn

On September 5, our Chief Operating Officer Aaron Horn celebrated one year with NewBoCo. Before Aaron joined the team, he served as President of the NewBoCo Board and worked as the Director of IT at Iowa Interstate Railroad. When he started at NewBoCo as Chief Operating Officer, he took the reins of managing day-to-day operations for the nonprofit as well

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Employee-Owned Innovation

How NewBoCo’s Intrapreneur Academy Helps Van Meter Inc. For the past six years, the Des Moines Register has named Van Meter Inc. as one of Iowa’s top places to work through a survey based completely on employee feedback. In a press release regarding this win, Van Meter CEO Lura McBride said that Van Meter “focuses on the total wellbeing of

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Making Nonprofit Innovation Sustainable

How NewBoCo’s Intrapreneur Academy Helps United Way of East Central Iowa  Even 10 years after the fact, it’s still impossible to escape discussion about the 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids. When Ben Kaplan and I went over to United Way of East Central Iowa’s office to talk about their experience with NewBoCo’s Intrapreneur Academy, Leslie Wright, Senior Vice President of

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NewBoCo’s Summer 2018 Updates

It may have been a hot one this summer, but your support for NewBoCo made some pretty ~cool~ things happen! NewBoCo: Proudly brought to you by bad jokes and unlimited coffee! But seriously though. Support from our volunteers, donors, and sponsors made it possible for: Standing room only at EntreFEST for Adrian Brambilla. More than 500 innovators to attend EntreFEST

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