Imagination Iowa and the Cedar Rapids School District Team Up to Help Kids Complete an Hour of Code

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Media Contact Jessalyn Holdcraft, Marketing & Communications Coordinator jessalyn@iowastartupaccelerator.com Cedar Rapids, IA, December 11, 2015 Imagination Iowa and the Cedar Rapids School District Team Up to Help Kids Complete an Hour of Code 750 students completed an Hour of Code thanks to a partnership between Imagination Iowa and the Cedar Rapids School District. Led by Imagination Iowa Lead Mentor David … Read More

Iowa Startup Accelerator Doubles Staff Size in Second Year

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Iowa Startup Accelerator Doubles Staff Size in Second Year Media Contact Jessalyn Holdcraft, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 319.382.5498 / jessalyn@iowastartupaccelerator.com Cedar Rapids, IA, September 23, 2015 Iowa Startup Accelerator Doubles Staff in Second Year As the Iowa Startup Accelerator gets its second program underway, it has doubled the size of its staff with its newest hire for Director of Development Kaitlin Oswood. “ISA … Read More

Iowa Startup Accelerator’s Community Connection Welcome Party

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Iowa Startup Accelerator’s Community Connection Welcome Party Media Contact Jessalyn Holdcraft, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 319.382.5498 / jessalyn@iowastartupaccelerator.com Cedar Rapids, IA, August 25, 2015 Iowa Startup Accelerator’s Community Connection Welcome Party In 2014, Iowa was the worst state for minority-owned businesses according to a report produced by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. In 2015, Iowa ranked dead last in the number … Read More

Iowa Startup Accelerator Receives $50,000 from SBA

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Iowa Startup Accelerator Receives $50,000 from SBA Media Contact Jessalyn Holdcraft, Marketing & Communications Coordinator 319.382.5498 / jessalyn@iowastartupaccelerator.com Cedar Rapids, IA, August 4, 2015 For the second year in a row, Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) has received $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. ISA was one of 80 winners selected from more than 400 applicants from across the … Read More

SBA Commits $50,000 To Support the Iowa Startup Accelerator

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SBA Commits $50,000 To Support the Iowa Startup Accelerator FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Heather Stanley, Marketing and Communications Manager 319.221.1667 / heather.stanley@geonetric.com Cedar Rapids, IA – September 6, 2013 – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it has awarded $50,000 to support the Cedar Rapids-based Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA),  as part of the SBA’s first Growth Accelerator Fund … Read More

One month until 2014 application cycle closes

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One month until 2014 application cycle closes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Heather Stanley, Marketing and Communications Manager 319.221.1667 / heather.stanley@geonetric.com Cedar Rapids, IA  May 21, 2014 With a little more than a month before the application deadline, the Iowa Startup Accelerator is poised to select ten teams to participate in the inaugural program. The selected teams/companies will represent some of … Read More

Iowa Startup Accelerator Sponsors Statewide Broadcast of 1 Million Cups

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Iowa Startup Accelerator Sponsors Statewide Broadcast of 1 Million Cups FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Heather Stanley, Marketing and Communications Manager 319.221.1667 / heather.stanley@geonetric.com To help Iowa build a stronger entrepreneur network, Iowa Startup Accelerator plans to sponsor and broadcast the popular 1 Million Cups program, making it available across the state.   Cedar Rapids, IA – November 6, 2013 — Iowa’s … Read More

Iowa’s First 90-day Startup Accelerator Program Announced

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Iowa’s First 90-day Startup Accelerator Program Announced  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact Heather Stanley, Marketing and Communications Manager 319.221.1667 / heather.stanley@geonetric.com Local companies Geonetric and ImOn Communications are the founding sponsors of an innovative accelerator program to launch in summer 2014. Cedar Rapids, IA – September 9, 2013 — Eastern Iowa a top spot for entrepreneurs? It soon will be. Eric Engelmann and … Read More