More than 300 candidates who filed for federal, statewide or legislative races in Iowa get an unusual gift from Secretary of State Paul Pate: the “Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook,” created by the bipartisan initiative Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P). Iowa has not experienced cyberattacks in the state election system, but political campaigns should be prepared to […]

Ankeny-based QA Graphics and Ames-based Solvent Web are partnering to create QA Web, a new web development and design service aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. The new partnership aims to offer affordable new websites to help smaller companies stand out. QA Graphics specializes in system graphics and custom marketing solutions; Solvent Web, run by […]

Junior Luz Bautista sat in the Des Moines Social Club with her East High School classmates on March 29, their first day of audio class.Bautista doesn’t have any experience with audio production, although she’s been involved in play productions, producing the annual fashion runway event and Movement 515, a spoken word poetry initiative.“I love singing, […]

Diagnostic research firm IDx is moving up in facilities to Coralville as it prepares to enter the U.S. marketplace, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The company was previously based in Iowa City. IDx recently made headlines when the FDA granted expedited review of IDx-DR, an AI-based diagnostic system for autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy, a […]

Aubrey Alvarez is not an app developer. But as executive director at Eat Greater Des Moines, Alvarez saw what the stakes were without an efficient solution to connect food “waste” from potential donors, like event planners or caterers, to potential recipients, including nonprofits and school pantries. Alvarez and the board of directors at Eat Greater […]

As Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Mike Colwell at the Greater Des Moines Partnership knows what draws an audience to networking and business-building events. “People tend to like t-shirts,” Colwell said. So for Accelerate DSM on April 5, the Greater Des Moines Partnership turned to Mike Draper of Raygun, seeking a nontraditional conference t-shirt. “It’s […]

The Dwolla-sponsored event Monetery raised $10,265 for an after-school coding education program, Dwolla announced on Tuesday. More than 250 participants attended as panels of investors, entrepreneurs and community members explored what it takes to create value and diversity in the midwestern business community. All money raised was donated to Pi515, which educates underserved Iowa students […]