Home Base Iowa, America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa and the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship are co-hosting the first Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference to support veterans and their families who are starting or expanding a business. Participants can attend sessions covering financial and legal basics and marketing and have opportunities to network and […]

Ahraz Husain has been appointed vice president of data at Growers Edge, the agriculture financial technology company announced Monday. Husain most recently led a team of data product managers and data and analytics engineers at Corteva Agriscience. He started at Corteva in 2016 focusing on the company’s digital solutions platform before moving over to research and […]

President Joe Biden announced Monday the commitment of 20 internet service providers to provide discounted internet to low-income households under the Affordable Connectivity Program, which passed as part of the infrastructure package, the Associated Press reported. The program creates $30 monthly subsidies for low-income households and $75 per month for tribal areas to pay for internet […]

The startup has moved from one Des Moines-based accelerator to another Right after wrapping up the Global Insurance Accelerator’s 100-day program, Safari, a recruitment and training startup targeting the insurance workforce, is now taking part in BrokerTech Venture’s third accelerator cohort that launched in April. The company started in New York, where founder Jelani Fenton started his […]

The Pi515 2022 Girls Entrepreneurs Summit concluded last week with the announcement of this year’s pitch competition winner Aerz Johnson, a ninth grade student at Waterloo West High School. “I didn’t really have a plan before this. I don’t even have an idea to be up here,” Johnson said. “I didn’t know how to pitch, […]

Five rural Iowa communities in Crawford and Keokuk counties can now access Mediacom Communications’ fiber-optic network, the company has announced. The extension of the network was powered by two grant awards from the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program totaling more than $150,000 and $1 million of Mediacom’s private capital. The five communities are Deloit, Kiron, […]

Colocation and cloud services provider LightEdge announced Tuesday it has acquired NFINIT, a San Diego-based infrastructure solutions provider, aiming to strengthen its footprint in the southwest. NFINIT offers data center, cloud, security, connectivity, and managed services to clients in the southwest region. With this acquisition, LightEdge will open four data centers in the region, three in California […]

Before attendees at the second annual Athene Black and Brown Business Summit dove into a day of workshops and breakout sessions, keynote speaker Pamela Jolly told the group she was going to step back and look at the big picture on wealth generation for businesses owned by people of color. She began with the reminder […]