The University of Iowa Venture School, a statewide program for entrepreneurs, is accepting applications for its spring 2023 cohort, which will be held at multiple locations across the state beginning the week of Feb. 20. The sessions meet one night a week for seven weeks as either hybrid, fully remote, or in-person, depending on location. […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has announced its state and federal principles and priorities for the 2023 legislative year. TAI’s legislative priorities for 2023 are: Connectivity: Facilitate high-performance internet connectivity using the best available technologies for all Iowans. Cybersecurity: Build awareness of known and emerging cyber threats and incentivize smart cybersecurity practices to protect Iowans and their […]

The year coming to an end marks a time for many to begin planning for the next. To help you plan what to read in 2023, the Business Record asked a few members of the business community to share their book recommendations related to business or innovation. Tej Dhawan, strategic initiatives officer, Principal Financial Group […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator announced Monday that Jim Lewis has joined the accelerator’s leadership team as alumni director, a newly created role focused on building a more comprehensive alumni support model. Lewis will be responsible for providing long-term value to the GIA alumni and investors following participation in the 100-day program, creating new partnerships and supporting alumni as […]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday three grants, including one to Ames-based Soylei Innovations, totaling $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the U.S. The funds are made available through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Bioproduct Pilot Program, which is authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) has joined with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative in northwest Iowa to strengthen and extend the reach of its Venture Mentoring Service program. According to a news release, Iowa JPEC is reaching out to serve previously underserved areas of Iowa, including Plymouth, Monona and Woodbury counties, which work together […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and local digital news publication Clay & Milk have announced the launch of the Iowa Innovation Dashboard, a tool created to measure entrepreneurial activity across Iowa. The dashboard shows measurements of business density, survival rate, research, investment capital and demographics regarding entrepreneurship in Iowa, according to a news release. Locally, […]

Tech takeaway: The Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator, a program of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, launched in June to help diverse small businesses owners scale their businesses, and the first cohort of business owners completed the program on Tuesday. The origin of the program is a report done in partnership with Bâton Global assessing […]

Alquist 3D, an Iowa-based 3D printing construction company, announced Wednesday the kickoff of its first on-site 3D-printed homes in Iowa. The project will be a partnership between Alquist, the Muscatine Center for Social Action and the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine to build 10 single-family homes in Muscatine, according to a news release. The first home will […]