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

EntreFEST returns May 16-17

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EntreFEST returns May 16-17, 2019 Cedar Rapids, IA, August 28, 2018 – EntreFEST, a two-day conference + festival that celebrates the collaboration between people who make things happen, will return May 16-17, 2019, in Cedar Rapids. The conference creates opportunities for people to connect in order to spark professional growth, community building, and outside the box thinking. “After taking a … Read More

1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids announces slate of themed months

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August 14, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids, a free weekly entrepreneurial community program on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., has planned six themed months to highlight key industries, neighborhoods, and founders in the Cedar Rapids area. The themed months include: September 2018: Month of Marion October 2018: Corporate Social Responsibility November 2018: Nonprofits January 2019: 1 … Read More

NewBoCo opens spots for a second Intrapreneur Academy cohort

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Cedar Rapids, IA, August 10, 2018 – NewBoCo is launching a second cohort for Intrapreneur Academy this October. Intrapreneur Academy is a year-long training program where organizations of all types learn how to be innovative in a rapidly changing world. “The demand for Intrapreneur Academy in the area, and now, state has been a very pleasant surprise,” Director of Innovation … Read More

76 Educators Participate in NewBoCo’s weeklong Code.org Professional Learning Program

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July 31, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – Seventy-six educators, representing rural and urban schools throughout Iowa, participated in NewBoCo’s Code.org Professional Learning Program this summer. “We are proud to be scaling Iowa’s Code.org Professional Learning Programs in order to reach our goal of computer science in every Iowa school,” NewBoCo K-12 Education Coordinator and Code.org program manager Samantha Dahlby said. “Our … Read More

Corridor Angel Investors Selects Startups for August Meeting

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July 24, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – After reviewing 20 applications, Corridor Angel Investors (CAI), Eastern Iowa’s accredited angel group, selected two Eastern Iowa-based startups to pitch at their August 2nd meeting. “We have two great Iowa companies who will pitch at this meeting, each in different industries: biotech and the latest in technical survey drones,” said NewBoCo General Counsel … Read More