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NewBoCo wins Stage One of 2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

WASHINGTON– On Wednesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced NewBoCo as a Stage One winner for the 2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. NewBoCo will receive a $50,000 cash prize to build strategic partnerships that will support the launch, growth, and scale of STEM/R&D-focused small businesses. NewBoCo’s award-winning model will amplify the impact and success of Growth Accelerator Partnerships and

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Aaron Horn to step down as NewBoCo Executive Director

NewBoCo has announced that Aaron Horn will step down as Executive Director to take a new position as Chief Information Officer with Benchmark, Inc, a national roof and pavement consulting firm based in Cedar Rapids. Horn will remain with NewBoCo until April 30.

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Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation partners with NewBoCo on pilot program for business ecosystem

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (Dec. 8) – Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation announced today that it is joining forces with NewBoCo of Cedar Rapids as part of a growing Community Partners Pilot Program.  NewBoCo is collaborating with economic development organizations in communities around Iowa to  help fill gaps in their local entrepreneurial ecosystem. The goal is to combine NewBoCo programming, resources, and

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Business Startup Speaker Series. Step one: Business startup administrative basics. Presented by Iowa City Area Development and NewBoCo

Answering questions for new business owners

ICAD, NewBoCo team up for new Regional Speaker Series CEDAR RAPIDS/IOWA CITY,, IA (Dec. 8, 2022) – There are plenty of questions that come with starting a business, from advertising to figuring out how to get power set up.   NewBoCo and the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) are teaming up to make answering those questions a little bit easier. 

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Iowa Startup Accelerator

Three Companies Join the Iowa Startup Accelerator

The Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) added Haggle, Groov, and Sprayer Mods to its 6-month entrepreneurial development program. These three startups join Tennis Line Call, Spanton Dynamics, and The Hummingbirds, who comprised the Fall 2021 accelerator cohort. “These three exciting startups introduce unique technologies that will transform and upgrade their respective industries”, said Alex Taylor, managing director of ISA. “Additionally these

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New program to cover all costs for up to 8 students in new Cybersecurity training

Funding from Future Ready Iowa will cover tuition and supplies in an effort to bring more underrepresented Iowans into tech industry When DeltaV Code School announced plans for a brand-new cybersecurity class earlier this year, a key goal was to bring more women, minorities, and low-income individuals inro Iowa’s tech workforce.  However, being able to pay for classes is a

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