Pictured above, Members of the On With Life team at its Ankeny campus. Pictured from left: Sam Williams, director of nursing; Emily Theisen, occupational therapist; CEO Jean Shelton; Pat Stilwill, executive director of programs and services; Lindsay Maltas, physical therapist; and Megan Ihrke, speech language pathologist/team lead. Photo by Duane Tinkey The Business Record’s 2024 […]

IEDA awards $6.2M to 5 startups, one Entrepreneurial Investment Award grant The Iowa Economic Development Authority awards funding to startups in the form of low-interest loans through its Innovation Continuum, which includes five funds that are designed to offer companies non-dilutive funding at every stage of business growth. The funds are: Proof of Commercial Relevance (POCR), […]

Anne McMahon, who has served as BioConnect Iowa’s SBIR and STTR program coordinator since 2017, announced on LinkedIn that she has started a new role as business development manager at the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Two recent college graduates have joined Midwest venture studio Novy to work in market research and customer discovery, according to LinkedIn. Stephanie McClelland graduated from Iowa […]

UpVote co-founders share about pitching at SXSW, launching first product For their first pitch competition as co-founders, Kasey Clary and Zack Krawiec stood up at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas this spring and pitched UpVote to a room with hundreds of investors, competing alongside more than 40 other finalists from around the world. […]

The Business Record today announces its 2024 innovationIOWA Award recipients.  On With Life, a nonprofit providing rehabilitation services to individuals with brain injuries and neurological conditions, is the innovationLEADER of the Year. Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen is the EO Iowa innovationENTREPRENEUR of the Year. The recipients of the annual innovationIOWA awards are nominated […]

Fund will support software startups in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota The Idea Fund of La Crosse, a venture capital firm based in La Crosse, Wis., has raised $31.5 million for a second venture capital fund targeting pre- and early-stage revenue startups in the three-state region of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. According to Pitchbook, a resource for data, […]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority awards funding to startups in the form of low-interest loans through its Innovation Continuum, which includes five funds that are designed to offer companies nondilutive funding at every stage of business growth. The funds are: Proof of Commercial Relevance (POCR), Demonstration Fund and the Innovation Acceleration Fund, which offers Launch, Propel […]

On first anniversary of his passing, the community reflects on memories with Pappajohn One year ago this week, Iowa lost John Pappajohn, a pillar of business, entrepreneurship, education, art and philanthropy.  His story is well known and revered as his legacy carries on through the people and organizations he supported and influenced during his life. […]