The InnoVenture Iowa Fund has opened applications for the second annual InnoVenture Challenge, a $100,000 winner-takes-all pitch competition featuring three Iowa startup companies from the information technology, bioscience and advanced manufacturing industries. The three finalists who will present on stage in Des Moines in front of a panel of judges will be announced on Nov. 15. The deadline to apply is Sept. 25. Full eligibility requirements and more information are available on the InnoVenture Iowa website. Any questions can be sent to To submit an application, visit this link.