NewBoCo Workiversary: Eric Engelmann

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NewBoCo officially opened its doors in August 2014. At that time the team was a lot smaller, but with Eric Engelmann leading the charge, it has grown to 17 people and three main areas of focus (entrepreneurship, innovation, education) over the last five years.  To mark this momentous milestone, the NewBoCo team shared some of their favorite memories of working … Read More

NewBoCo Workiversary: Craig Barkley

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On June 4, our Software Developer Apprentice Craig Barkley celebrated one year with NewBoCo. Before Craig joined the team, he learned how to code at DeltaV Code School. Since he started at NewBoCo as Software Developer Apprentice, he has gotten experience working with NewBoCode clients, being on a software development team, and helping the next class of DeltaV students as … Read More

EntreFEST 2019: Announcing a new software developer track

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EntreFEST is one of Iowa’s largest entrepreneurship and innovation conferences. For the past few years it has primarily focused on high-impact speakers and workshops aimed at entrepreneurs and innovators in existing companies. Previous keynote speakers include Scott Belsky of Adobe, marketing icon Seth Godin, and Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal. As we planned the 2019 event for May 16th and 17th, the organizing team noted … Read More

A new year, a new format for 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids

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As one of the oldest 1 Million Cups chapters in the U.S., we’ve experimented with a variety of approaches to our mission of helping educate and grow Eastern Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Going into 2019, the team that runs the Cedar Rapids program has some exciting new changes planned. One big change we’re making is to make it easier to access … Read More

Meet the NewBoCo Launch Day Emcee: Eric Hanson

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Meet the man behind the mic, Eric Hanson. If you’re like us, you start your day listening to Eric and his cohosts on Z102.9’s “The Morning Scramble” on your way to work. We wanted to put a face to the voice heard ’round the Corridor, so we asked Eric a few questions about this community. Q: How would you describe … Read More

NewBoCo Workiversary: Aaron Horn

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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 … Read More

NewBoCo’s Summer 2018 Updates

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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 … Read More

Our First Quarter of 2018

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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 … Read More

NewBoCo Workiversary: Mandy Webber

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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 NewBoCo team wanted to ... Read More