Des Moines-based nonprofit Pi515 is hosting the Day of Innovation Youth Tech Conference on April 25 for high school and college-age students as well as parents, educators and tech professionals. The free, daylong event, held at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, will include a keynote address, networking and breakout sessions, each with a different activity  geared […]

The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) announced the recipients of its Future Biotech Leader scholarships during the 2024 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa. The five recipients are Sabrina Du, Kelly Takorbisong, Precilia Kangni, Aden Konig and Judith Williams. “We celebrate not only the achievements of these bright minds but also their passionate curiosity about innovation […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership will hold the seventh annual Small Business Success Summit on Monday, June 10, in Ankeny. The keynote speaker is Karin Hurt, founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, a global leadership development firm providing practical tools and techniques for human-centered leaders from clients. She worked for two decades as a […]

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced April 11 it has accepted the Digital Equity plan for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The plans were created under the Digital Equity Act, which provides $2.75 billion nationally to establish three grant programs that aim to ensure that all people and communities have […]

Oskaloosa Schools is launching Oskaloosa Spirit Cafe, an initiative aimed at providing vocational opportunities and promoting inclusivity within the community. The cafe, which will open to the public in the summer, was originally conceived to provide essential job skills to students with disabilities, and now welcomes a range of students from diverse backgrounds to help everyone pursue […]

The Iowa Center for Economic Success is starting a new event series called Made in Iowa to celebrate the impact of small businesses on Iowa’s economy and culture. The first event is on April 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. featuring the story of Des Moines farm-to-table restaurant HoQ and its owner and chef Suman Hoque. He will […]

The inaugural Latina Business Excellence Summit, aiming to celebrate and empower Latina entrepreneurs, will be held on May 9 from 3-7 p.m. at the River Center in Des Moines. The summit’s goal is to increase access to opportunities, representation and resources. The event will include speakers, an expo to connect with other Latina-owned businesses and resource […]