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EntreFEST: The Largest Gathering of Iowa’s Entrepreneurial and Innovation Community

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]EntreFEST: The Largest Gathering of Iowa’s Entrepreneurial and Innovation Community Conference/Festival Hosted in Iowa City, Entrepreneur Magazine’s #2 City for Entrepreneurs MEDIA CONTACTS: Melissa McCarville Economic Alliance 319.730.1415 (direct & cell) mmccarville@cedarrapids.org Jessalyn Holdcraft NewBoCo jessalyn@newbo.co CEDAR RAPIDS – Entrepreneurs and innovators from across the Midwest will converge in Iowa City, IA for EntreFEST on May

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Feltes One Way wins Aging2.0 Cedar Rapids pitch competition

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Media Contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo Director of Marketing Email: jessalyn@newbo.co Phone: 319.382.5128 Cedar Rapids, IA, April 20, 2017 — On April 12 NewBoCo held the Aging2.0 Cedar Rapids chapter pitch competition. Feltes One Way, a company focused on creating anti-rollback technology for manual wheelchairs, won the competition. “It felt exciting and surprising to win Aging2.0 Cedar

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Girls code camp returns for second year

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Media Contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo Director of Marketing Email: jessalyn@newbo.co Phone: 319.382.5128 Girls code camp returns for second year GirlsCode++ is a day-long camp to teach girls how to code April 6, 2017, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo’s girls code camp, GirlsCode++, returns for a second year to teach middle and high school girls how to code

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Six locations to host InnovateHER local competitions in Iowa

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo Director of Marketing Email: jessalyn@newbo.co Phone: 319.382.5128 March 30, 2017, Cedar Rapids, IA – Six locations in Iowa will host local competitions for the Small Business Administration InnovateHER Challenge. “We’re excited to bring InnovateHER back to Cedar Rapids and around the state of Iowa,” NewBoCo Director of Marketing Jessalyn Holdcraft said. “As an

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Two teams enter the Iowa Startup Accelerator 2017 Spring Batch

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo Director of Marketing Email: jessalyn@newbo.co Phone: 319.382.5128 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 20, 2017 – Iowa Startup Accelerator accepted two companies into the spring batch of its 2017 cohort, BluSolar and Global Healthcare Integrators (GHI). These teams are the first batch to participate in ISA’s new structure: a rigorous 12-month commitment where mandatory programming

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Warby Parker Co-CEO to Keynote EntreFEST

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]MEDIA CONTACTS: Melissa McCarville, Economic Alliance 319.730.1415 (direct & cell) mmccarville@cedarrapids.org Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo jessalyn@newbo.co Warby Parker Co-CEO to Keynote EntreFEST Leader of Most Innovative Company in the World and other Nationally Recognized Speakers Announced for the May 4-5 Conference CEDAR RAPIDS, March 16, 2017 – Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker will keynote EntreFEST

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Imagination Iowa Summer Challenge camps return for second year

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo Director of Marketing Email: jessalyn@newbo.co Phone: 319.382.5128 March 6, 2017, Cedar Rapids, IA – Imagination Iowa Summer Challenge camps return for their second year to bring coding, engineering, leadership and entrepreneurship courses to students in grades 2-8. “We have a fantastic lineup of courses and experienced instructors to lead this year’s Summer

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