Eight insurtech startups will participate in the Global Insurance Accelerator’s eighth cohort starting Jan. 12. The GIA is hosting a 100-day hybrid accelerator program, during which startups will spend one-third of the program in Des Moines. Managing Director Nicole Gunderson said in a release that GIA’s hybrid model “is a very compelling and effective one […]

Pre-pandemic, many organizations only knew how to operate fully in person, but research from two management and entrepreneurship professors at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business shows how one organization is testing out hybrid work arrangements. Amy Colbert and Jennifer Nahrgang have been collecting data on two units within one organization in Iowa […]

The information technology agency serving the Virginia Legislature was hit by a ransomware attack Friday that has caused significant damage, the Associated Press reports. The malware damaged “all of the agency’s internal servers, including those for bill drafting, the budget system and the General Assembly voicemail system,” according to an email from the executive director of the […]

Google announced Tuesday during a workforce roundtable with Gov. Kim Reynolds that it will give Des Moines-based Genesis Youth Foundation and Hampton-based La Luz Centro Cultural $50,000 in funding and 75 Google Career Certificates each to further their initiatives advancing digital skills. Google Career Certificates equip learners to enter into in-demand jobs in the growing […]

The Technology Association of Iowa hosted its Catalysts Live event Tuesday in Des Moines where seven technology leaders shared their stories and recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in Iowa’s technology sector. The event was the culmination of a series of interviews with each Catalyst published throughout 2021. TAI started the Catalyst initiative in 2018 […]

First year’s projects further sustainability, STEM education After having 26 local groups participate in community initiatives during last year’s Des Moines Community Challenge, ChangeX and the Microsoft West Des Moines data center complex are offering another $75,000 in a combined grant to fund the project for a second year. The new round of funding became available […]

The Technology Association of Iowa has opened nominations for the Computer Science Educator of the Year Prometheus award in honor of Computer Science Education Week. The new award was announced at the 2021 Prometheus Awards event in November. The winning educator will receive $6,000 from TAI, and the other four finalists will each receive $1,000. Learn […]