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Our First Quarter of 2018

Updates on NewBoCo’s work in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Education. On April 13 NewBoCo launched Intrapreneur Academy. Photo by Ben Kaplan. Once again, Iowa was at the bottom of Wallethub’s yearly study on the most innovative states. Last year, we were 44th, and now in 2018, we’ve slipped to 46th. Wallethub looked at two different areas to determine the most and least

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NewBoCo Workiversary: Mandy Webber

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]On March 31, our Director of Innovation Mandy Webber celebrated one year with NewBoCo. Before Mandy joined the team, she led innovation efforts at Transamerica. When she started at NewBoCo as Director of Innovation, she kicked our Innovation services into high gear–hosting workshops, facilitating strategic meetings, and will soon launch Intrapreneur Academy on April 13.  The

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Iowa Companies Need a New Tech Recruitment Strategy

In a weird paradox, Iowa can celebrate a historically low unemployment rate and a growing economy while also being in the midst of a major workforce crisis. All across the state, employers are having trouble filling the increasing number of tech jobs. Almost every fast-growing company in the state is a tech company. Our other main industries, like agriculture, manufacturing,

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Ask the Agile Pros: Help! Is Agile Only for Software Teams?

Hey Agile Pros—  We’ve been hearing a lot about Agile in the news, and it sounds like it could solve a lot of the problems our organization is facing right now. However, all of the advice about Agile is for software development teams. Can we be Agile if we’re not a software group? Sincerely, Definitely Not a Computer Geek  Well,

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Ask the Agile Pros: What is Agile?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] Hey Agile Pros, I keep seeing Agile this and Agile that, but what exactly is Agile? Everything I read just confuses me more. There’s so much jargon and corporate speak that I don’t understand. What is Agile, and is it right for my company and my team? Sincerely, A Total Agile Novice I totally get

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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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