Anne McMahon, who has served as BioConnect Iowa’s SBIR and STTR program coordinator since 2017, announced on LinkedIn that she has started a new role as business development manager at the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Two recent college graduates have joined Midwest venture studio Novy to work in market research and customer discovery, according to LinkedIn. Stephanie McClelland graduated from Iowa […]

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program recently celebrated the cohort of 32 small business owners who completed the 12-week program. This was the 11th cohort of the program, which is administered by Des Moines Area Community College in collaboration with all of Iowa’s 15 community colleges. There are now 300 program alumni in Iowa and over […]

The ImagineDSM Entrepreneurship program, in collaboration with FuseDSM and Bookpress Publishing, has opened registration for its second cohort. Starting in October, the six-month program is split into six sessions, each led by industry professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. Topics covered will include idea development, networking and relationships, marketing and branding, conflict resolution and negotiation, financial management […]

Doug Elrick, professor and co-chair of the DMACC IT-Cybersecurity Digital Forensic Investigation program, was recently honored with the 2024 Spirit of IACIS Award from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists. IACIS is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to training, certifying and providing membership services to computer forensic professionals around the world, according to a news release. Elrick […]

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 […]