The Iowa Biotechnology Association has opened applications for the 2024 Iowa Biotech Showcase pitch competition, which awards one biotech startup with $10,000 and a one-year membership to IowaBio. The 2024 showcase will focus on embracing the diversity of biotech industries in the state. The pitch competition will be held during the annual Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference on Feb. 28. The deadline to apply is Dec. 8. For more information, visit or email Nick Boeyink at