The Spring of 7 Summits

Rob MerrittAging, Corporate Innovation, Ecosystem, Education, Female Entrepreneurs, Financial Technology, Health Technology, Startups

An industry expert gives feedback during a presentation at the Education Innovation Summit. "I walked away with far more reliable feedback, resources, and ideas than at a 1 Million Cups or InnovateHER because everyone there was in my industry."NewBoCo Director of Programs David Tominsky gives HowFactory CEO Trace Steffen a hug prior to HowFactory’s presentation at the Transportation Innovation Summit. "The ... Read More

NewBoCo Honored for the BIG Gift at the BIGGYs

Rob MerrittEducation, Imagination Iowa

NewBoCo Honored for the BIG Gift at the BIGGYs Good evening! My name is George Elossais, and I'm a graduating second-year student at Iowa BIG. My peers and I work out of the Vault Coworking & Collaboration Space, tackling real initiatives with real community partners. My experience in Iowa BIG was taken to a completely new level when the Iowa Startup Accelerator and various ... Read More

Education Innovation Summit

Rob MerrittEducation, Female Entrepreneurs

Our seventh and final Innovation Summit this Spring is Friday, May 13. The event brings together education-related startups, investors, corporate leaders in standardized testing and publishing and textbooks, and industry experts from secondary and higher education. The summit features startup pitches, a reverse pitch from corporate innovators, and discussion topics about cutting-edge education technology challenges facing the industry today. (See ... Read More

Gearing up for tech and entrepreneur-focused summer camp series for kids – and more!

Eric EngelmannEducation, Imagination Iowa

Gearing up for tech and entrepreneur-focused summer camp series for kids – and more! At ISA’s Launch Day in November, we announced that in 2016 we’d be aggressively growing several of our programs, including tech training for kids through our Imagination Iowa initiative. Until now, that has mostly consisted of twice-a-month, volunteer-led coding clubs called Coder Dojo. The dojos usually ... Read More

Support Imagination Iowa this Giving Tuesday (or any Tuesday)

Rob MerrittEducation, Imagination Iowa

This Giving Tuesday in honor of Computer Science Education Week, Iowa Startup Accelerator is asking our community of supporters to donate to Imagination Iowa. Wait, what's Imagination Iowa? I thought that Iowa Startup Accelerator was a program to help launch successful startups. The 90-day accelerator program is only a part of what we do at ISA. Granted, it's a big ... Read More

Connections Crop Up with Homegrown Talent

Rob MerrittEcosystem, Education, Internship

George Elossais is talented. He flies drones, photographs events, shoots and edits video, and interns for ISA. This summer, we added him to our staff as our Data Systems Intern. He’s working with our CRM systems to more centrally and seamlessly connect us to our growing network of accelerator teams, mentors, investors, and staff. We connected with George through Iowa … Read More