The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship has been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities’ (ACEEU) Triple E Awards for the second year. The Pappajohn Center received runner-up in the category of America’s Most Impactful Initiative of the Year. Universities in North and South America were eligible for the awards. The award […]

A new national survey from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices released Thursday showed a lack of affordable and accessible child care is a significant barrier to small-business growth. A majority of small-business owners surveyed from 47 U.S. states, including Iowa, reported that there are insufficient affordable child care programs in their communities. The new survey of […]

American PCS, an IT support and cybersecurity services provider in the Council Bluffs and Omaha metro area, has announced $50,000 in grant funding to help local nonprofit organizations strengthen their cybersecurity measures. Nonprofits in Iowa or Nebraska are eligible to apply by Aug. 1. The maximum grant available per nonprofit is $4,500. According to a news […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the 14 participants for the third Scale DSM Business Accelerator cohort. Scale DSM uses Interise’s Streetwise program to help business owners gain management know-how and networks needed to increase revenue, create jobs and positively affect the community over the six-month program, a news release said. Members of the third cohort […]

The Iowa Department of Management’s Division of Information Technology (DOM DoIT) announced June 14 it has opened the window for rebuttals to challenges of the state’s broadband map, which will be used for Iowa’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program (BEAD). The goal of the map is to provide an accurate accounting of areas that have high-speed internet […]

Doug Elrick, professor and co-chair of the DMACC IT-Cybersecurity Digital Forensic Investigation program, was recently honored with the 2024 Spirit of IACIS Award from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists. IACIS is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to training, certifying and providing membership services to computer forensic professionals around the world, according to a news release. Elrick […]

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program recently celebrated the cohort of 32 small business owners who completed the 12-week program. This was the 11th cohort of the program, which is administered by Des Moines Area Community College in collaboration with all of Iowa’s 15 community colleges. There are now 300 program alumni in Iowa and over […]

The ImagineDSM Entrepreneurship program, in collaboration with FuseDSM and Bookpress Publishing, has opened registration for its second cohort. Starting in October, the six-month program is split into six sessions, each led by industry professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. Topics covered will include idea development, networking and relationships, marketing and branding, conflict resolution and negotiation, financial management […]