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Future City competition to take place virtually this Saturday

30th annual event asks Iowa middle school students to design a waste-free future city using the three principles of a circular economy JAN. 18, 2022 – Middle school students from throughout Iowa will face off virtually this Saturday at the regional level of the award-winning Future Cities competition, with winners moving on to the Future City finals in February. The national

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2021 NewBoCo Annual Meeting MC Alisabeth von Presley high-fives Iowa Startup Accelerator Managing Director Alex Taylor as Matt Stahl, CEO of Steel Therapeutics, takes the stage

Applications now being accepted for Iowa Startup Accelerator’s Spring Cohort

Applications are available for startup businesses to participate in the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) spring cohort. The program has a rolling admission, but the deadline to participate in the spring accelerator cohort is Friday, February 11, 2022. The Spring cohort is scheduled to begin five weeks later on March 21, and will culminate in June during EntreFEST in Iowa City.

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DeltaV adds new cybersecurity training program

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 26, 2021) – With cybersecurity threats becoming more common in the workplace, companies need more professionals who are trained to counter any attacks and install safety measures. With that in mind, DeltaV Code School is launching a new cybersecurity training program that allows students to launch a new career in a desperately-needed field. The inaugural cohort

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Kaitlin Byers, Kiva's Iowa Capital Access Manager

NewBoCo teams with Kiva US to launch hub for small business owners in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (June 17, 2021) – The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) is teaming up with Kiva US to launch a statewide hub called Kiva Iowa. The new venture aims to help underserved entrepreneurs and small business owners in the state gain access to much-needed capital.  Kiva, an international nonprofit based in San Francisco, gives entrepreneurs access to a

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Six new companies join Iowa Startup Accelerator for spring cohort

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 5, 2021) — Six new companies have joined the Iowa Startup Accelerator program for the Spring of 2021. “The Spring startup cohort has an interesting mix of products and services that makes for fascinating discussions, discoveries and perspectives,” said ISA Managing Director Alex Taylor. “It’s fun to work with these founders, and watch them collaborate to

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EntreFEST reveals hybrid format for 2021

EntreFEST, the two-day conference celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation, returns in a hybrid format for 2021. The conference will be held June 10-11, and both in-person and virtual tickets are available.

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NewBoCo board of directors

NewBoCo Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Directors

Joy Briscoe, Erica Cole, and Wendy Nielsen join team at nonprofit  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 4, 2021) – The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) has named three new members to its Board of Directors.  Joy Briscoe is a consummate diversity, equity, and inclusion professional who currently serves as the Talent Acquisition and Outreach Specialist for Waterloo Schools. Prior to working

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