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We are bringing you a weekly show where we introduce you to new ideas, new tools to try, and lessons learned from real Iowa Innovators. We will help you accelerate the growth of whatever idea you have and move it off your whiteboard and into your work.

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Join us each week, where we’ll introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and lessons learned from real Iowa Innovators. We’ll help you move your ideas from the whiteboard right into your work!

Follow the links at the bottom of the page to find us on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. And remember to follow and share with your innovative friends (all of them)!

Your Hosts This Week

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.

Rob Merritt

Rob Merritt

Rob is an award-winning writer, editor, and videographer who crossed over into his current role after a decade of working in the journalism industry. He is a longtime Eastern Iowan and a graduate of the University of Iowa and volunteers with multiple nonprofits and theatre organizations. Rob is always exploring new ways to tell the stories of his community.

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