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EntreFEST returns May 16-17

EntreFEST returns May 16-17, 2019 Cedar Rapids, IA, August 28, 2018 – EntreFEST, a two-day conference + festival that celebrates the collaboration between people who make things happen, will return May 16-17, 2019, in Cedar Rapids. The conference creates opportunities for people to connect in order to spark professional growth, community building, and outside the box thinking. “After taking a

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1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids announces slate of themed months

August 14, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids, a free weekly entrepreneurial community program on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., has planned six themed months to highlight key industries, neighborhoods, and founders in the Cedar Rapids area. The themed months include: September 2018: Month of Marion October 2018: Corporate Social Responsibility November 2018: Nonprofits January 2019: 1

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NewBoCo opens spots for a second Intrapreneur Academy cohort

Cedar Rapids, IA, August 10, 2018 – NewBoCo is launching a second cohort for Intrapreneur Academy this October. Intrapreneur Academy is a year-long training program where organizations of all types learn how to be innovative in a rapidly changing world. “The demand for Intrapreneur Academy in the area, and now, state has been a very pleasant surprise,” Director of Innovation

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76 Educators Participate in NewBoCo’s weeklong Code.org Professional Learning Program

July 31, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – Seventy-six educators, representing rural and urban schools throughout Iowa, participated in NewBoCo’s Code.org Professional Learning Program this summer. “We are proud to be scaling Iowa’s Code.org Professional Learning Programs in order to reach our goal of computer science in every Iowa school,” NewBoCo K-12 Education Coordinator and Code.org program manager Samantha Dahlby said. “Our

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Frank Camp, NewBoCo General Counsel, sits at a table with two women working on a startup

Corridor Angel Investors Selects Startups for August Meeting

July 24, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – After reviewing 20 applications, Corridor Angel Investors (CAI), Eastern Iowa’s accredited angel group, selected two Eastern Iowa-based startups to pitch at their August 2nd meeting. “We have two great Iowa companies who will pitch at this meeting, each in different industries: biotech and the latest in technical survey drones,” said NewBoCo General Counsel

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Applications open for NewBoCo’s entrepreneurial programs

July 6, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – Calling all idea people! Applications are open for NewBoCo’s entrepreneurial programs, including the Social Good Accelerator, Iowa Startup Accelerator fall batch, and Corridor Angel Investors August meeting. “NewBoCo is passionate about entrepreneurs and helping people grow their innovative ideas,” NewBoCo Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Aaron Horn said. “We started with Iowa’s

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NewBoCo partners with Solid Waste Agency for summer camps

Friday, June 29, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo and the Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency have partnered to create “Tech Trash or Treasure?” summer camps for students in grades 2-5. This partnership was first formed at a Westfield Elementary STEM event when NewBoCo K-12 Coordinator Samantha Dahlby met Solid Waste Agency Director of Education Jason Evans. “We love

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