The 11 speakers who will present at the 2022 ciLive! conference at the DMACC West Campus in March were announced during a live event Monday. This year’s line up includes cybersecurity expert and ethical hacker Bryan Seely, conservation photographer and underwater journalist Jennifer Adler, and a panel of three space leaders. For the full list, […]

The Angel Capital Association, a collective of accredited angel investors, announced Tuesday it has formed the Angel Investor Foundation. The foundation was created as an effort to expand the association’s angel investing education program, the Ann and Bill Payne ACA Angel University, renamed for the foundation’s first major donors, according to a news release. Delivering educational […]

A first cohort of 10 Iowa City entrepreneurs was announced Tuesday for the Idea Accelerator, which launched in December. Each entrepreneur has a business idea that they will develop during the 90-day virtual accelerator. Ideas vary widely, from seeking child care solutions to developing a new model for healthy living, according to a release. Iowa City Area […]

Project will enable better storytelling, goal-setting for startups, creators say Diana Wright, startup community builder at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, was picking up on a need last year to better understand and measure Iowa’s startup and entrepreneurship activity. There isn’t a comprehensive data source showcasing startups in Iowa, which meant any local tracking had […]

Pam Wellman, who serves as vice president of human resources at Mediacom Communications, was recognized as one of the cable industry’s “Most Powerful Women of 2021” by Cablefax, a news source on the cable television and broadband industry. Wellman leads all human resources functions for Mediacom’s National Field Operations Group, which has employees in 22 […]

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Dec. 30 three consumer protection priorities the office will pursue in 2022, including investigating the effects of Facebook’s algorithms on consumers. Miller said at the press conference that it’s important to address consumer protection in Big Tech because of technology’s “incredibly important place in our lives today.” “So much […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and digital publication Clay & Milk announced Monday they are partnering to offer the Iowa Innovation Dashboard, which will launch in spring 2022. The dashboard is designed to be “a comprehensive indicator of entrepreneurial activity in the state of Iowa” and will track several metrics, including startup growth, external funding, success […]

More than $210 million has been awarded to grant applicants to further expand high-speed internet across Iowa, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the funding was awarded to more than 160 applicants as part of the investment to expand broadband across the state. “Our commitment to high-speed, reliable broadband for all Iowans continues to […]