Happy Workiversary to David Tominsky!

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Six years ago today David Tominsky said yes to an opportunity to work for NewBoCo and we are so glad he did! As reigning champion of the “Dad Joke” competition at Whiskey Friday we can always count on him to make us laugh out loud. Hosting open coffees, having conversations with the curious, and working as entrepreneur in residence at … Read More

Happy Workiversary to Jourdan McChesney!

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On May 15th, our Events Coordinator Jourdan McChesney celebrated one year with NewBoCo. Jourdan has been an invaluable member of the NewBoCo team as we navigate the transition of our largest events to virtual environments. Jourdan’s efforts with ICR AGile, EntreFEST, 1MC Cedar Rapids, and support to various efforts and teams have proven invaluable! She makes even the toughest jobs … Read More

Meet Alison Mohr and Andy Fiedler

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NewBoCo is thrilled to welcome our newest New Bohemians to the team, Alison Mohr and Andy Fiedler. Alison Mohr has joined the Education team as the Assistant Director of K–12 Education. She is helping NewBoCo expand our impact on students throughout Iowa through our K–12 programs. “I am very excited to have Alison’s education experience on the team,” says Samantha … Read More

Intrapreneur Academy: Culture Recap

Aaron HornCorporate Innovation, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

This quarter of Academy was all about how to build a culture that fosters innovation. What are the main factors that impact an innovative culture? A culture based on trust instead of fear A strategic commitment to innovation Shared language for innovation across all levels of the organization The space and resources for all employees to engage in collaboration, creativity, ... Read More

I Don’t Think it’s Agile you Hate

Nate AdamsAgile, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

I have a lot of great memories of my grandmother. She was kind, extremely patient, and a wonderful role model. In addition to those more intangible qualities, she also baked a mean cookie. When I’d visit her, if I caught that heavenly scent as I approached the front door, I knew it was going to be a good day. She … Read More

Intrapreneur Academy: Introduction to Innovation Tools and Methods Recap

Aaron HornCorporate Innovation, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Academy’s second quarter is all about being able to take the Agile mindset cohort members explored in Academy Quarter One: Agile, and put it into action. The second quarter focuses on tools and methods organizations can use to make idea generation and prioritization a repeatable process. Teams in this cohort learned a variety of tools, methods, and processes, met with ... Read More

Guest Blog: My Experience with the Iowa Startup Accelerator

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A headshot of LendEDU CEO Nate Matherson

Guest Blogger: LendEDU CEO and ISA 2014 Alumni Nate Matherson If you’re a startup founder, you’ve probably had lots of people tell you how important it is to apply to an accelerator. Not only do they often provide you with funds for your business, but they do something far more valuable – they connect you with the expertise necessary to help … Read More

NewBoCo’s Five Year Plan

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This is the third post in a series about NewBoCo’s plans for 2022. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. NewBoCo staff heading into the neighborhood for a community event. We’re extremely proud of the bold work that NewBoCo has done over the past three years to support entrepreneurship, education, and innovation. We’ve laid a lot of the groundwork necessary to help our community ... Read More

10 Easy Ways to Not Be a Creep at a Networking Event

Molly MonkUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Like almost everyone else on this planet, I hate networking. Networking is really easy to hate on because it combines so many things that make us feel uncomfortable: small talk, asking for favors, building superficial connections, talking about ourselves in a positive manner, and more. For me, I hate networking because I spend most of my time trying to let ... Read More