Fund represents new service to angel investors, startup community Angel investor group Plains Angels, working with the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program cohort and Brown Winick Law Firm, has launched the Plains Angels Investment Fund. Tej Dhawan, co-founder of Plains Angels, is managing the fund, which is designed so members can pool funds together to fund […]

A look at the journey of Iowa’s startup funding ecosystem By the nature of startups, finding funding will always be challenging, especially during companies’ early days.  Iowa has seen significant expansion of resources to capitalize startups in the last 10 years, leaders say, but refining pathways to funding must remain a top priority in order […]

Jeff Reed is known as a serial entrepreneur and a supporter of innovation at local organizations and in the community. This year, he is the Business Record’s innovationENTREPRENEUR award winner. Reed started a new venture, Momentum Studios, in May. The strategy and innovation consulting company offers services such as developing strategies for organizationwide goals, helping […]

Iowa’s only statewide science fair spurs student curiosity, ingenuity Most people can picture a science fair — trifold poster boards, project demonstrations and judges making their rounds. For almost 70 years, Iowa’s only statewide science fair, the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa, has welcomed future scientists, inventors and curious minds alike. Claison Groff […]

Seven companies from Israel are participating in a new cohort of Cultivo Virtual Academy hosted by America’s Cultivation Corridor, which launched on July 6. The program provides participants with mentorship, interaction with Iowa’s agricultural leaders, and an online curriculum focused on U.S. market entry, regulatory and financing systems, and customer perspectives. The sessions will be […]