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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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Participating members of the first Iowa EdTech Accelerator pose of a group picture with Eric Engelman, NewBoCo's CEO

Iowa EdTech Accelerator Launches First Accelerator Cohort

ICR IOWA — This week, the Iowa EdTech Accelerator welcomed its first cohort of educational technology companies. The Accelerator, a collaborative project led by NewBoCo, is an intensive, highly-focused 14-week program aimed at early stage (pre- or early-revenue) companies that are located in Iowa. The Accelerator program is one of the key pillars of the newly-formed Iowa EdTech Collaborative initiative.

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Future City Competition group holding up their champion trophy behind their city model

Middle School Students Tap into Clean Water for Future City Iowa Regional Competition

Monday, January 27, 2020, Cedar Rapids, IA – 40 teams of middle school students from across Iowa presented their solutions to provide cities with a clean, sustainable water supply at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School on Saturday, January 25. “Our goal at NewBoCo is to give students access to innovative and engaging STEM education,”

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eCourt Reporters Partners with NewBoCo Entrepreneurship

November 1, 2019, Cedar Rapids, IA – eCourt Reporters is now an Iowa Startup Accelerator portfolio company following investment by the ISA Fund LP in October. “We’re thrilled to have eCourt Reporters as a portfolio company because they’re a strong new company with an award-winning platform being built here in the Midwest,” NewBoCo Executive Director and Accelerator Managing Director Eric

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NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School Announces New Nights and Weekends Program

Cedar Rapids, IA, November 7, 2019 – DeltaV Code School wants to make it more accessible for adult career switchers to learn how to code. For those currently working a full-time job; however, switching to a full-time bootcamp can be a difficult decision to make.  A new nights and weekends program aims to change that.  For the first time since

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NewBoCo Announces Strategic Goals and Outcomes Dashboard at Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 19, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo – the Cedar Rapids-based nonprofit that supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education – updated its impact stats and made a number of program announcements at its inaugural Annual Meeting. The nonprofit unveiled its new outcomes dashboard, which it will update in real time with its latest impact stats that align with its

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NewBoCo seeks public support to bring coding classes to recently incarcerated individuals

NewBoCo seeks public support to bring coding classes to recently incarcerated individuals Impact Challenge Iowa awards NewBoCo funding to bring DeltaV courses into Iowa Correctional Institute for Women Cedar Rapids, IA, August 23, 2019 – The Impact Challenge Iowa has chosen NewBoCo to be one of its recipients of $175,000. This grant funding will enable NewBoCo to bring

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