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

Applications open for NewBoCo’s entrepreneurial programs

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July 6, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – Calling all idea people! Applications are open for NewBoCo’s entrepreneurial programs, including the Social Good Accelerator, Iowa Startup Accelerator fall batch, and Corridor Angel Investors August meeting. “NewBoCo is passionate about entrepreneurs and helping people grow their innovative ideas,” NewBoCo Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Aaron Horn said. “We started with Iowa’s … Read More

NewBoCo partners with Solid Waste Agency for summer camps

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Friday, June 29, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo and the Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency have partnered to create “Tech Trash or Treasure?” summer camps for students in grades 2-5. This partnership was first formed at a Westfield Elementary STEM event when NewBoCo K-12 Coordinator Samantha Dahlby met Solid Waste Agency Director of Education Jason Evans. “We love … Read More

32 Teachers Graduate from NewBoCo’s Inaugural Computer Science Professional Learning Program

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Teachers representing both large and small school districts across the state of Iowa officially completed their training with NewBoCo’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program earlier this month. The program, made possible through a partnership with Code.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science education, provides professional development at no cost to teachers wanting to bring computer science … Read More

NewBoCo launches Intrapreneur Academy with six teams from across the Corridor

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Friday, April 13, Cedar Rapids, IA – Six teams joined NewBoCo’s inaugural Intrapreneur Academy cohort in order to spark innovative change within their organizations. “Those who engaged with our organizational innovation programs last year gave feedback that while the content was good, it was hard to implement alone when they went ‘back to the grind’,” NewBoCo Director of Innovation Mandy … Read More

Four teams enter Iowa Startup Accelerator’s Spring Batch, NewBoCo announces Social Good Accelerator pilot team

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Cedar Rapids, IA, March 19, 2018 - NewBoCo celebrates its fifth year investing in Iowa’s entrepreneurial community by accepting four startups into the Iowa Startup Accelerator’s 2018 Spring Batch as well as the pilot team from its Social Good Accelerator program. Three of the teams, ActWorthy, Kho Labs, and CR Marketplace, were founded in Iowa, and the full cohort represents ... Read More