The studio, Novy, will focus on health care software companies Novy, Iowa’s first venture studio, was officially launched this week by its three founding partners, David Tominsky, Krista Martin and Eric Engelmann. Novy will co-found, fund and grow software companies starting in the health care industry, according to a news release. Each company will receive […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has established an Artificial Intelligence Roundtable, a newly created discussion group for TAI member companies that are applying, supporting and teaching artificial intelligence technologies. The roundtable focuses on participant’s businesses, technical concerns, opportunities, challenges and strategies. The roundtable’s first meeting will be held virtually from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 13. During […]

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Treasury has created a new rule called the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule. Starting Jan. 1, 2024, many companies will be required to report information to the U.S. government about who ultimately owns and controls them. Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act in […]

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the Iowa Department of Education is accepting applications for the STEM Business Engaging Students and Teachers Program, which aims to launch or expand models that create project-based learning opportunities and help students acquire high-demand skills. The STEM BEST Program provides expertise and funding to help teachers and industry professionals […]

A 54-hour Techstars Startup Weekend DSM event, the first to be held in Des Moines in seven years, is planned for Jan. 12-14 at Maple Studios, organizers have announced. The event is meant to bring together designers, developers, marketers and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams and launch startups. Other startup weekends across Iowa have […]

“It’s been about a year since I’ve been capturing the Startup Iowa Hotlist showing those actively raising companies and just companies to watch, and that subscriber list has grown. Maybe 30% of the list is out-of-state subscribers. For instance, Idea Fund just came to Des Moines. It’s based in La Crosse, Wis., and they’re now actively […]

Participants can now register for the 2024 Global Insurance Symposium, which is scheduled for April 16 and 17 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The symposium’s 10-year celebration theme is “Navigating a New Frontier of Risk” and will be co-chaired by Aaron Pearce, president and CEO of Pharmacists Mutual, and Christian Walk, senior vice […]

BrokerTech Ventures (BTV) has opened applications for the fifth cohort of its accelerator program. The deadline to apply is Dec. 18. According to a news release, the concept of the BTV Accelerator is to be an “innovation hub” and proof of concept environment for broker-centric products and technology solutions, ultimately bringing validated solutions to the industry. The […]

InnoVenture Iowa has announced the three Iowa startups that will participate in the InnoVenture Challenge event on Dec. 6 and be eligible for the “winner-takes-all” $100,000 award. Finalists will pitch their business to a live audience and panel of judges at the event at Curate in downtown Des Moines. To learn more about each of the finalists and […]