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NewBoCo and United Way announce Nonprofit Innovation program

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Media contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, jessalyn@newbo.co Cedar Rapids, IA, July 12, 2017 – NewBoCo, which operates Iowa Startup Accelerator and a number of other entrepreneurial and education initiatives in Eastern Iowa, is forming a new nonprofit innovation program. Partnered with United Way of East Central Iowa, the intent is to improve the capability of the region’s nonprofits to

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EntreFEST Returns in 2018 with Renewed Focus on Building the Midwest’s Business & Startup Ecosystem

[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 Cedar Rapids, IA, July 10, 2018 – Historically held in Iowa, EntreFEST, one of the Midwest’s largest entrepreneurial and innovation conferences, will return May 17-18, 2018. The conference celebrates building the business and startup ecosystems. “We want to continue EntreFEST’s success

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Startup Accelerator members gather at tables for a work session in one of the Geonetric building's colorful common areas

Three teams enter the Iowa Startup Accelerator Summer Batch

[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, Iowa, June 19, 2017 – Iowa Startup Accelerator accepted three companies into the summer batch of its 2017 cohort: Agro Connected, Cargofy, and GOVRED Technologies. Team: Agro Connected Team members: Ryan Weekly, CEO; Kyle Rittmer, CFO; Brett Dugan, CTO; Jacy Rittmer, Head

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Director of K-12 Education, Samatha Dahlby, and a volunteer work a student through a task on the student's laptop at a Code.org-supported event

32 Iowa teachers to learn how to teach computer science thanks to NewBoCo – Code.org partnership

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]June 13, 2017, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo, in partnership with Code.org, will be supporting 32 teachers in teaching computer science in schools throughout Iowa. The teachers accepted are from every corner of Iowa, representing both rural and urban school districts. A few school districts have teachers from both middle and high school levels going through

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NewBoCo partners with Iowa BIG, Scrum Alliance to bring AgileEDU to Iowa educators

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Media contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo jessalyn@newbo.co NewBoCo partners with Iowa BIG, Scrum Alliance to bring AgileEDU to Iowa educators AgileEDU focuses on rethinking the 21st century classroom and giving educators Agile learning to utilize in their classrooms CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, June 1, 2017 – NewBoCo has partnered with Iowa BIG and Scrum Alliance to bring AgileEDU to Iowa

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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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