The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved innovation funding in support of five startups located in Ellsworth, Iowa City, Marion, Des Moines and Roland. Eagle’s Catch, an aquaculture company constructing an indoor fish farm to produce sustainable tilapia, was awarded a $100,000 Demonstration Fund loan to purchase equipment. Apollo Technologies is an online hiring platform matching health care facilities with temporary positions to providers; the company was awarded a $25,000 Proof of Commercial Relevance (POCR) loan. The online marketplace ShopWhereILive hosts local business and artisan sales, and received a $25,000 POCR loan for marketing and market research. Trade Labs, a social marketplace for stock trading education, received a $25,000 POCR loan for software development and research. NXGenCare is developing a “smart” toilet seat to help skilled nursing communities and health care centers automate the behavior charting process of residents; NXGenCare received a $25,000 for proof of concept work.