The new entity to operate as Shivvers Technology & Innovation Group Shivvers Manufacturing Inc. announced June 7 its acquisition of Ames-based Haber Technologies, a startup that created a novel grain drying and automation technology. The new entity will operate as Shivvers Technology & Innovation Group (STIG), a news release said. Shivvers Manufacturing, based in Corydon, about 70 miles […]

The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Iowa LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce honored Iowa City-based Caring Hands & More with an SBA Impact Award on Tuesday. Caring Hands & More is an LGBTQ-owned business providing home care, community living support, adult day services and more to individuals and families in the Iowa City […]

University of Northern Iowa physics faculty members will receive four federal grants to expand research efforts and support student training to enter the workforce. UNI will play a critical role in a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at bolstering research capacity and infrastructure for Iowa’s bioscience and advanced manufacturing sectors. It’s part […]

Kerty Levy, who led the Techstars Iowa accelerator for three years, is leaving Techstars Boston to serve as the managing director for Techstars’ Anywhere Remote Accelerator, the Boston Business Journal reports. She starts the new role this fall. Levy started as managing director of Techstars Boston in 2023 after serving as managing director of the Techstars Crypto Boston […]

Regen Fiber last week unveiled its wind turbine recycling solution and announced its new facility in Fairfax has started production. Owned by Travero, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy, Regen Fiber’s recycling solution shreds wind turbine blades at the end of their life rather than burning the blades or burying them in landfills. Regen’s solution then extracts […]

Coe College in Cedar Rapids held a May Term course teaching students how to move an early-stage idea through ideation and validation. The course was taught by David Tominsky, Coe’s entrepreneur-in-residence, and a co-founding partner of Novy, and Samantha Brown, assistant professor of psychology and faculty co-director of C3: Creativity, Careers, Community, a career services program […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has announced the 24 members who will participate in Iowa Tech Connect, a professional development program for early-career tech professionals. The six-month program will feature immersive learning experiences and a strong emphasis on relationship building, a news release said. The cohort members come from companies in a range of industries, […]

The Liechtenstein Group, an international group of companies and investment platform owned by the Foundation Prince Liechtenstein, is making a lead investment in PowerPollen’s next funding round of $24.4 million. PowerPollen, based in Ames, has developed a pollination technology that collects and preserves pollen for up to four years. It can then be applied at the […]