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

NewBoCo Launch Day Announces Emcee, Presenters

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Cedar Rapids, IA, November 28, 2018 – NewBoCo Launch Day is Tuesday, December 11, at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Launch Day is NewBoCo’s annual event that celebrates accomplishments in entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education in Iowa. The emcee for NewBoCo’s annual event is a familiar voice in the Corridor. Eric Hanson, Host of Z102.9’s “The Morning Scramble”, will take the mic … Read More

NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School Announces New Offerings for 2019 Amid Iowa Workforce Shortage

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Cedar Rapids, IA, November 20, 2018 – Iowa is facing a workforce shortage. In October 2018, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 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

DeltaV Code School students graduate, begin job search; NewBoCo Launch Day set for December 11

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DeltaV Code School students graduate, begin job search Cedar Rapids, IA, October 26, 2018 – DeltaV Code School, Iowa’s premier adult code school, graduated its second cohort on Friday, October 19. Graduates of DeltaV Code School undergo 20 weeks of intense instruction and projects to learn coding and modern web development. “These students have really worked hard and have come … Read More

NewBoCo Intrapreneur Academy announces second cohort of five teams from across Eastern Iowa

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Friday, October 5, Cedar Rapids, IA – Five teams from across Eastern Iowa joined NewBoCo’s second Intrapreneur Academy cohort in order to spark innovative change within their organizations. Brucemore, Eco Lips, Grinnell Mutual, Rockwell Collins, and Woodward Communications Inc. will spend the next year together focusing on the four competencies of innovative organizations: Culture, Strategy, Agile, and Methods. “I thought … Read More

NewBoCo announces teams for the Iowa Startup Accelerator Fall Batch 2018, Social Good Accelerator Inaugural Batch

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Cedar Rapids, IA, September 10, 2018 – NewBoCo continues its investment in Iowa’s entrepreneurial and nonprofit community by accepting four startups into Iowa Startup Accelerator’s 2018 Fall Batch. In addition, the Social Good Accelerator has accepted two nonprofits into its Inaugural Batch, after a successful pilot of the program earlier this year. Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive program that … Read More