Our Press Releases

Eric Engelmann to transition out of role as NewBoCo Executive Director

Aaron Horn, Jill Wilkins to assume leadership as Engelmann shifts focus to ISA Ventures in 2021 CEDAR RAPIDS (Nov. 5, 2020) – The growth of ISA Ventures has required changes to NewBoCo’s leadership, with founder Eric Engelmann transitioning into a new role. Engelmann will step down from his role as NewBoCo’s Executive Director on Dec. 1 to focus exclusively on

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Latest Intrapreneur Academy cohort focuses exclusively on Collins Aerospace

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 16, 2020) – NewBoCo kicked off its fourth Intrapreneur Academy cohort on October 14th with 14 participants exclusively from Collins Aerospace. This is the first time Intrapreneur Academy has been run with only one organization participating. It is also the first time the kickoff was held virtually. “This creates the exciting opportunity to dive deeper into

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DeltaV launches new program for Iowans displaced by pandemic

Grant from Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund fully covers tuition for up to 10 qualifying students to study Help Desk and Network and Systems Administration CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Oct. 6, 2020) – There is an urgent need to return Iowans to the workforce as quickly as possible in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, DeltaV

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Alex Taylor named managing director of Iowa Startup Accelerator

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alex Taylor has been named the new Managing Director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA).  Taylor, a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, and educator, has ambitious plans to expand the Iowa Startup Accelerator as the program enters its seventh year. “Alex brings extensive experience building and scaling businesses to NewBoCo”, said Eric Engelmann, NewBoCo’s Executive Director. “He will

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DeltaV Code School “goes virtual” as it invests $300,000 in free classes and tuition assistance

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 12, 2020) – With unemployment climbing throughout the state, many Iowans are looking for new career opportunities. NewBoCo believes its DeltaV Code School can help address that need – and the organization is putting its money where its mouth is, by investing more than $300,000 into making its programs more easily accessible to Iowans. In addition,

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Updates on our events and programs due to COVID-19

NewBoCo hosts a number of events that are affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We are making every effort to continue fulfilling our mission while also keeping people safe. With that in mind, here are updates on what’s coming, including how to experience these events online where possible.   Friday, April 30: ICRAgile VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT ICRAgile has moved to an

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Collins Aerospace donates $100,000 to NewBoCo K-12 education

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 12, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced a commitment of $210,000 to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs in Iowa. A grant of $100,000 will go to NewBoCo to support its K-12 computer coding workshops and engineering project learning programs, which provide hands-on experience

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