UpVote co-founders share about pitching at SXSW, launching first product For their first pitch competition as co-founders, Kasey Clary and Zack Krawiec stood up at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas this spring and pitched UpVote to a room with hundreds of investors, competing alongside more than 40 other finalists from around the world. […]

The new entity to operate as Shivvers Technology & Innovation Group Shivvers Manufacturing Inc. announced June 7 its acquisition of Ames-based Haber Technologies, a startup that created a novel grain drying and automation technology. The new entity will operate as Shivvers Technology & Innovation Group (STIG), a news release said. Shivvers Manufacturing, based in Corydon, about 70 miles […]

University of Northern Iowa physics faculty members will receive four federal grants to expand research efforts and support student training to enter the workforce. UNI will play a critical role in a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at bolstering research capacity and infrastructure for Iowa’s bioscience and advanced manufacturing sectors. It’s part […]

Kerty Levy, who led the Techstars Iowa accelerator for three years, is leaving Techstars Boston to serve as the managing director for Techstars’ Anywhere Remote Accelerator, the Boston Business Journal reports. She starts the new role this fall. Levy started as managing director of Techstars Boston in 2023 after serving as managing director of the Techstars Crypto Boston […]

The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Iowa LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce honored Iowa City-based Caring Hands & More with an SBA Impact Award on Tuesday. Caring Hands & More is an LGBTQ-owned business providing home care, community living support, adult day services and more to individuals and families in the Iowa City […]

Regen Fiber last week unveiled its wind turbine recycling solution and announced its new facility in Fairfax has started production. Owned by Travero, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy, Regen Fiber’s recycling solution shreds wind turbine blades at the end of their life rather than burning the blades or burying them in landfills. Regen’s solution then extracts […]

The Business Record today announces its 2024 innovationIOWA Award recipients.  On With Life, a nonprofit providing rehabilitation services to individuals with brain injuries and neurological conditions, is the innovationLEADER of the Year. Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen is the EO Iowa innovationENTREPRENEUR of the Year. The recipients of the annual innovationIOWA awards are nominated […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has announced the 24 members who will participate in Iowa Tech Connect, a professional development program for early-career tech professionals. The six-month program will feature immersive learning experiences and a strong emphasis on relationship building, a news release said. The cohort members come from companies in a range of industries, […]