Alex Taylor named managing director of Iowa Startup Accelerator

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CEDAR RAPIDS – Alex Taylor has been named the new Managing Director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA).  Taylor, a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, and educator, has ambitious plans to expand the Iowa Startup Accelerator as the program enters its seventh year. “Alex brings extensive experience building and scaling businesses to NewBoCo”, said Eric Engelmann, NewBoCo’s Executive Director. “He will … Read More

DeltaV Code School “goes virtual” as it invests $300,000 in free classes and tuition assistance

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 12, 2020) – With unemployment climbing throughout the state, many Iowans are looking for new career opportunities. NewBoCo believes its DeltaV Code School can help address that need – and the organization is putting its money where its mouth is, by investing more than $300,000 into making its programs more easily accessible to Iowans. In addition, … Read More

Updates on our events and programs due to COVID-19

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NewBoCo hosts a number of events that are affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We are making every effort to continue fulfilling our mission while also keeping people safe. With that in mind, here are updates on what’s coming, including how to experience these events online where possible.   Friday, April 30: ICRAgile VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT ICRAgile has moved to an … Read More

Collins Aerospace donates $100,000 to NewBoCo K-12 education

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 12, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced a commitment of $210,000 to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs in Iowa. A grant of $100,000 will go to NewBoCo to support its K-12 computer coding workshops and engineering project learning programs, which provide hands-on experience … Read More

Iowa EdTech Accelerator Launches First Accelerator Cohort

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ICR IOWA — This week, the Iowa EdTech Accelerator welcomed its first cohort of educational technology companies. The Accelerator, a collaborative project led by NewBoCo, is an intensive, highly-focused 14-week program aimed at early stage (pre- or early-revenue) companies that are located in Iowa. The Accelerator program is one of the key pillars of the newly-formed Iowa EdTech Collaborative initiative. … Read More

Middle School Students Tap into Clean Water for Future City Iowa Regional Competition

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Monday, January 27, 2020, Cedar Rapids, IA – 40 teams of middle school students from across Iowa presented their solutions to provide cities with a clean, sustainable water supply at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School on Saturday, January 25. “Our goal at NewBoCo is to give students access to innovative and engaging STEM education,” … Read More

eCourt Reporters Partners with NewBoCo Entrepreneurship

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November 1, 2019, Cedar Rapids, IA – eCourt Reporters is now an Iowa Startup Accelerator portfolio company following investment by the ISA Fund LP in October. “We’re thrilled to have eCourt Reporters as a portfolio company because they’re a strong new company with an award-winning platform being built here in the Midwest,” NewBoCo Executive Director and Accelerator Managing Director Eric … Read More

NewBoCo Announces Strategic Goals and Outcomes Dashboard at Annual Meeting

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Thursday, September 19, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo – the Cedar Rapids-based nonprofit that supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education – updated its impact stats and made a number of program announcements at its inaugural Annual Meeting. The nonprofit unveiled its new outcomes dashboard, which it will update in real time with its latest impact stats that align with its … Read More

NewBoCo seeks public support to bring coding classes to recently incarcerated individuals

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NewBoCo seeks public support to bring coding classes to recently incarcerated individuals Google.org Impact Challenge Iowa awards NewBoCo funding to bring DeltaV courses into Iowa Correctional Institute for Women Cedar Rapids, IA, August 23, 2019 – The Google.org Impact Challenge Iowa has chosen NewBoCo to be one of its recipients of $175,000. This grant funding will enable NewBoCo to bring … Read More