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76 Educators Participate in NewBoCo’s weeklong Professional Learning Program

July 31, 2018, Cedar Rapids, IA – Seventy-six educators, representing rural and urban schools throughout Iowa, participated in NewBoCo’s Professional Learning Program this summer. “We are proud to be scaling Iowa’s Professional Learning Programs in order to reach our goal of computer science in every Iowa school,” NewBoCo K-12 Education Coordinator and 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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A group of 23 teachers stand on a staircase at Iowa State University for a picture during NewBoCo's professional development training

32 Teachers Graduate from NewBoCo’s Inaugural Computer Science Professional Learning Program

Teachers representing both large and small school districts across the state of Iowa officially completed their training with NewBoCo’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program earlier this month. The program, made possible through a partnership with, a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science education, provides professional development at no cost to teachers wanting to bring computer science

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Mandy Webber presents to participants of Intrapreneur Academy seated in front of her.

NewBoCo launches Intrapreneur Academy with six teams from across the Corridor

Friday, April 13, Cedar Rapids, IA – Six teams joined NewBoCo’s inaugural Intrapreneur Academy cohort in order to spark innovative change within their organizations. “Those who engaged with our organizational innovation programs last year gave feedback that while the content was good, it was hard to implement alone when they went ‘back to the grind’,” NewBoCo Director of Innovation Mandy

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3 Iowa Startup Accelerator participants sit in a circle, talking and laughing

Four teams enter Iowa Startup Accelerator’s Spring Batch, NewBoCo announces Social Good Accelerator pilot team

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Cedar Rapids, IA, March 19, 2018 – NewBoCo celebrates its fifth year investing in Iowa’s entrepreneurial community by accepting four startups into the Iowa Startup Accelerator’s 2018 Spring Batch as well as the pilot team from its Social Good Accelerator program. Three of the teams, ActWorthy, Kho Labs, and CR Marketplace, were founded in Iowa, and

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