Startup Weekend Iowa City is back, and registration is still open to anyone who has an idea they’ve never worked on before, organizer Jay Cooper said. From July 13-15 at MERGE, Iowa City’s coworking lab, teams will start building on an idea for Sunday’s final pitch contest. Tickets are $20 at http://swic.rocks/. “People show up […]
The Iowa Economic Development Authority is accepting company applications for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Internship program, which will award companies grants up to $50,000 per employer, with the goal of transitioning interns to full-time employment in Iowa after graduation. For every two dollars of wages earned by the student intern, one dollar […]
The largest pork producer in Iowa is taking new steps to beautify and cut down on confinement odors, reports Radio Iowa. Iowa Falls-based Iowa Select Farms will be installing an electrostatic precipitator fence around all company-owned farms built in 2018, environment project manager John Stinn said. The system requires high-voltage wires to be installed behind […]
The leader of a New Jersey-based company granted a medical marijuana manufacturing license in Cedar Rapids expects Iowa to eventually expand the current marijuana program, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. “Once Iowa discovers the THC component is not a bad component, but a helpful component, we hope to see these (regulations) open up to include […]
The ISU Startup Factory is accepting two new cohorts based in Ames and Austin, Minnesota, reports Clay and Milk. The program is based in Ames, but also hosts startups in Northwest Iowa. Startups accepted in the Startup Factory receive formal training, mentorship and access to investors in two 26-week blocks, said program president Bill Adamowski.
Forty-three percent of Des Moines tech hiring managers expect to grow their teams before the end of 2018, according to a new report released from staffing firm Robert Half Technology. The firm’s latest report surveyed hiring managers in 26 metropolitan areas in the U.S., and found respondents cited cybersecurity and cloud architecture as the two […]
Registration is now open for this year’s Iowa Technology Summit Powered by Wellmark, the second summit hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Oct. 1-2. This year’s summit will invite representatives from industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, insurance and healthcare, TAI said in a statement. Registration is available at www.iowatechsummit.com.
Thousands of free doses of an opioid overdose-reversal drug will be available to Iowans this Friday in a new statewide initiative, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. During Free Narcan Access Day, approximately 2,000 two-pack Narcan kits will be freely available at more than 350 participating pharmacies across the state. Narcan is a nasal spray used […]
Communications Engineering Company (CEC) is launching a new continuing education program in collaboration with the IowaWORKS Center in Cedar Rapids, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship. The Technical Career Advancement Program provides employer-driven training that combines firsthand experience with classroom-style instruction provided by CEC. Interested participants should contact CEC’s TCAP administrator, Ryan […]
Studio Ghiblet team members Michael Casner and Lauren Kacere demonstrate the starting screen of ‘Spark,’ a one-player computer puzzle that challenges the user to piece together a dementia patient’s past based on photographs and audio clues. When imagining dementia as a desktop game, Lauren Kacere and her team thought of an art gallery. As the […]