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Two teams enter the Iowa Startup Accelerator 2017 Spring Batch

[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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 20, 2017 – Iowa Startup Accelerator accepted two companies into the spring batch of its 2017 cohort, BluSolar and Global Healthcare Integrators (GHI). These teams are the first batch to participate in ISA’s new structure: a rigorous 12-month commitment where mandatory programming

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Warby Parker Co-CEO to Keynote EntreFEST

[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 Warby Parker Co-CEO to Keynote EntreFEST Leader of Most Innovative Company in the World and other Nationally Recognized Speakers Announced for the May 4-5 Conference CEDAR RAPIDS, March 16, 2017 – Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker will keynote EntreFEST

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Two female students work on building a robot.

Imagination Iowa Summer Challenge camps return for second year

[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 6, 2017, Cedar Rapids, IA – Imagination Iowa Summer Challenge camps return for their second year to bring coding, engineering, leadership and entrepreneurship courses to students in grades 2-8. “We have a fantastic lineup of courses and experienced instructors to lead this year’s Summer

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Imagination Iowa LEGO League “Red Dangerous” Team to Compete at FIRST World Championship 2017

[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 Cedar Rapids, IA, February 12, 2017 – The Cedar Rapids-based Red Dangerous FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) team earned first place and the State Championship title at the Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championship in Ames. Red Dangerous has been invited to the 2017 FIRST® World Championships in

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8 women-led businesses set to present at 1 Million Cups Female Founders in February

[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 Cedar Rapids, IA, January 31, 2017 – The Cedar Rapids / Iowa City 1 Million Cups will feature eight women presenters for Female Founders in February. “I’ve walked into networking events and pitch competitions and other startup events and been the only female or the

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Record Number of Middle School Students to Compete in Future City Iowa Regionals on Saturday

[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 Cedar Rapids, IA, January 16, 2017 – Future City Iowa is set to celebrate 25 years of students envisioning more sustainable cities with its Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School. A record 51 teams of middle school students will compete with their model cities

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NewBoCo expands Iowa Startup Accelerator program, creates programs for idea-stage entrepreneurs

[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 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, January 12, 2017 – NewBoCo is proud to announce the creation of programs for idea-stage entrepreneurs to provide year-round startup acceleration support and the expansion of its flagship program, Iowa Startup Accelerator. NewBoCo’s new resources for tech talent, including the rapid prototyping

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