The Social Media Club of Des Moines has announced award winners in 20 categories from the virtual 2020 Hashie Awards, including the new Best Local Response Campaign to highlight successful campaigns during the COVID-19 pandemic. All entry fees for this category, equaling $460, were donated to the Food Bank of Iowa, providing 1,840 meals. The […]

The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced its ninth cohort of entrepreneurs this week, following a virtual kickoff reception held June 25. Ten teams joined the program, with one honorary member selected to participate. The startups are: Cyber Manufacturing and Metrology Solution, i01, Novus Technologies, Peach Pay, Salen 247, seedBiome, SoilSerdem, Sushi3D, VisiHut, and Transport […]

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator announced four startups located in Ames and India as members of the accelerator’s 2020 cohort. The 100-day program is headquartered in Des Moines and typically hosts founders in the East Village, starting with a networking event to introduce founders and community members; this year’s program launched via Facebook livestream on July […]

Seven Central Iowa awardees were honored during the 2020 Prometheus Awards, held over a series of webcasts each day this week. The Prometheus Awards, presented by the Technology Association of Iowa and LWBJ, typically take place in early April as an evening banquet and were postponed initially by TAI, before transitioning into a fully virtual […]

Twelve Iowa technology players have been honored in the ongoing 2020 Prometheus Awards Week, and three more are waiting to hear their names after the 9 a.m. webcast release on Friday.  Among the statewide winners as of Thursday are five Central Iowa awardees: Cemen Tech of Indianola, Tractor Zoom of Urbandale, Hy-Vee and UnityPoint Health of West Des Moines, and Lana Fox (ClinicNote Inc.) of […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds proclaimed next week as Technology Week in Iowa, in conjunction with the Technology Association of Iowa’s Prometheus Awards Week. This year’s 2020 Prometheus Awards will take place virtually over June 22-26 at 9 a.m., with three awards announced a day. The format change comes after TAI delayed the previously scheduled event in […]

At the morning keynote on June 4, NewBoCo Executive Director Eric Engelmann sat down at his computer with a plastic toy hand-clapper and gave it a good shake. The session’s “pre-standing ovation,” an EntreFEST tradition, would go on as planned — even over Zoom, with a sea of audience microphones muted.  Keeping conference attendees engaged […]

The original Des Moines Securities Map from the 1930s, on display at Undesign: DSM by Polk County Housing Trust Fund. A link to the map’s original descriptions is available here.  A red line runs through the old Franklin Junior High in Des Moines, highlighting what residents of the city couldn’t see for years. When the pandemic […]

ETALYC, an Ames SaaS provider focused on improving traffic flow and safety, has been selected to participate in the 2020 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C. ETALYC will be one of several university-affiliated startups featured in the showcase hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Association […]

The 2020 Prometheus Awards, hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa, will transition to a weeklong virtual event beginning June 22 with scheduled award announcements in the wake of COVID-19, Vice President Tyler Wyngarden announced this week. The full schedule of announcements will be available online; registered attendees will receive event links before the event to […]