The Technology Association of Iowa is accepting applications for speakers at the 2022 Iowa Technology Summit scheduled for April 11-12. Professionals who have real-world experience using technology to solve common problems are encouraged to apply. Tentative topics will include cybersecurity and leadership, and applicants can suggest others. The application deadline is Jan. 26. Learn more and […]

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa both ranked on the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the top 50 undergraduate programs for entrepreneurship, ranking at No. 11 and No. 28, respectively. The list was based on a 60-question survey of almost 300 schools with entrepreneurship offerings that included questions about student and […]

Rantizo, an Iowa City-based startup providing drone crop spraying equipment and services, is the first U.S. company to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the DJI Agras T-30 drone for agricultural applications. The drone launched earlier in 2021 but required approval from the FAA because it weighs more than 55 pounds. “This […]

Dr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist “lives” family business, both personally and professionally. Her personal experience is as a member of the Vermeer family, which owns Pella-based manufacturer Vermeer Corp. She also co-owns two businesses with her husband: a family business consulting firm called VQ Consult, and Heartland Christian Counseling, where she practices as a clinical psychologist. Businesses that are family-owned […]

The Technology Association of Iowa released Wednesday the following legislative priorities for 2022: Connectivity: Facilitate high-performance internet connectivity using the best available technologies for all Iowans. Education access: Support programs, such as Future Ready Iowa, that connect Iowans to the training and education required for good-paying jobs and careers to improve people’s lives. IEDA funding: […]

Des Moines-based technology and marketing collective Anthologic has acquired Flatout, a company specializing in brand imaging. Anthologic is a privately owned group of companies, now including Flatout, that combines the specialized services of each company to serve businesses’ marketing and technology needs. Other members of the collective are Performance Marketing, Shift Interactive, Blue Traffic and Vector Haus. (Learn […]

BrokerTech Ventures announced Monday that applications are open for its 2022 accelerator program. The Des Moines-based accelerator focuses on startups that serve the insurance industry and specifically brokers. The 2022 program will be BTV’s third accelerator since its founding in 2019. Twenty startups will be selected for the program early next year, with the five-week program starting […]

California-based Internet backbone and colocation provider Hurricane Electric has established a new “point of presence” in Des Moines, providing customers new connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s global network, which has more than 250 major exchange points across the world. The internet exchange in Des Moines, called Des Moines IX, is now the most geographically centered […]