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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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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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All four mayoral candidates to participate in 1 Million Cups forum Sept. 22

CONTACT: Rob MerrittDirector of Communications, NewBoCo319-651-8391rob@newbo.co Amara Andrews, Myra Bradwell, Brad Hart, and Tiffany O’Donnell to discuss entrepreneurship, innovation and tech education during live NewBoCo event at Cedar Rapids’ Olympic Theater CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Sept. 21, 2021) – The four candidates for Cedar Rapids Mayor will meet in person at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, Sept. 22 for a forum

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Kaitlin Byers

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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