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

NewBoCo Launches Back to School Donor Campaign: 99 Counties for Coding

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Thursday, August 8, Cedar Rapids, IA – As NewBoCo’s partnership with Code.org continues to provide computer science training to Iowa’s K-12 teachers for a third year, the nonprofit is introducing a new way for those who support computer science in Iowa’s classrooms to be part of this mission: 99 Counties for Coding.   This campaign will show the impact computer science … Read More

NewBoCo extends Code.org Iowa teacher application deadline for 2019-2020

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Thursday, May 9, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo is extending the application deadline for Iowa teachers to learn how to teach computer science through its Code.org Professional Learning Program to better support teachers now that most school years will end in June due to winter weather. This will be NewBoCo’s third year offering these professional development programs in Iowa. The … Read More

NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School Announces New Offerings Amid Iowa Workforce Shortage

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Cedar Rapids, IA, April 22, 2019 – Iowa is facing a workforce shortage. In February 2019, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent; there are only 41,200 unemployed Iowans. The Corridor is no exception to this shortage. The Regional Vision, developed by the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) and other stakeholders, placed the Corridor’s workforce woes … Read More

Ben and Jerry’s Co-Founder to Keynote EntreFEST

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Friday, February 22, 2019 – Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of the company that makes Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will keynote EntreFEST on May 16-17 in Cedar Rapids. Greenfield is one of the entrepreneurial and innovative minds behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Greenfield has helped to build a storefront venture … Read More

Middle School Students Create Communities to Power the Future for Future City Iowa Regional Competition

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Monday, February 4, Cedar Rapids, IA – More than 150 of Iowa’s middle schoolers presented their solutions to make city power grids that withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School on Saturday, January 26. A total of 42 teams representing 16 schools and organizations … Read More

NewBoCo’s Code.org Iowa teacher applications open for 2019-2020

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Thursday, January 24, Cedar Rapids, IA – Applications are open for Iowa teachers to learn how to teach computer science through NewBoCo’s Code.org Professional Learning Program. This will be NewBoCo’s third year offering these professional development programs in Iowa. The 2019-2020 school year is especially noteworthy because Senate File 274 established the goal that, “… by July 1, 2019, each accredited … Read More