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Welcome to the Iowa Innovation podcast powered by NewBoCo, where we uncover the incredible stories of individuals revolutionizing Iowa through their innovative pursuits. Join your hosts, Jessica Abdoney and Anthony Betters, as they engage in captivating conversations with visionary entrepreneurs, trailblazers, and passionate individuals who are making a significant impact. Every week, our guests inspire us with their groundbreaking ideas and transformative initiatives, showcasing the immense potential for innovation within the great state of Iowa. Tune in and be inspired by the remarkable journeys shaping the future of Iowa.

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Jessica Abdoney

Jessica Abdoney

Jessica Abdoney is the Marketing Coordinator at The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, based in Cedar Rapids. In addition to 10+ years running her own photography business, she is adept at tailoring content to engage and grow audiences, and is always on the lookout for innovative ways to reach new markets. A graduate from Mount Mercy University (Journalism/communications, English, and History), Jessica's extensive background in writing and research has honed her ability to craft compelling content that resonates with audiences.

Anthony Betters, Jr.

Anthony Betters, Jr.

Anthony is NewBoCo's Community Engagement Manager, helping to build partnerships and entrepreneurial programming in other Iowa communities. Originally from Waco, Texas, he moved to Cedar Rapids to help start an in-home healthcare company, which he ran for 4 years. Along with his lovely girlfriend, Cynthia, he is a dad/stepdad to three kiddos in the house: his baby Brylee, Mariah, and Jacob. Anthony feels privileged to pursue his deep passion for helping the community he lives in.