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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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Girls code camp returns for second year

[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 Girls code camp returns for second year GirlsCode++ is a day-long camp to teach girls how to code April 6, 2017, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo’s girls code camp, GirlsCode++, returns for a second year to teach middle and high school girls how to code

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Six locations to host InnovateHER local competitions in Iowa

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, NewBoCo Director of Marketing Email: jessalyn@newbo.co Phone: 319.382.5128 March 30, 2017, Cedar Rapids, IA – Six locations in Iowa will host local competitions for the Small Business Administration InnovateHER Challenge. “We’re excited to bring InnovateHER back to Cedar Rapids and around the state of Iowa,” NewBoCo Director of Marketing Jessalyn Holdcraft said. “As an

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