The Technology Association of Iowa, Nyemaster Goode and Iowa State University Startup Factory will hold a forum on global intellectual property protection Oct. 21 at the Iowa State University Research Park. The Global Innovation Forum will open with a presentation by Bill Adamowski, president of the ISU Startup Factory, and will include a networking hour from leaders […]

Anders Sörman-Nilsson was a lawyer before he became an internationally-known futurist, author and public speaker on the TEDGlobal circuit. His mother, who still runs the family menswear business in Stockholm, Sweden, still thinks of him as a “glorified astrologer,” Sörman-Nilsson told the audience at this week’s Iowa Technology Summit during the keynote.  “There’s no one […]

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator will host its third Demonstration Day at the Des Moines Embassy Club Oct. 15 in conjunction with the World Food Prize and 2019 Borlaug Dialogue and International Symposium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. More than 120 volunteer mentors worked with the accelerator’s four agtech […]

Techstars, the Colorado-based national network that manages multiple accelerators and a venture capital arm, is now seeking a managing director and program manager of a yet-unannounced Techstars Iowa program. According to the job listings, Techstars Iowa will be an accelerator based in Des Moines. The company has not released an official statement regarding an expansion […]

Veterans looking for an inroad to a technology career have a new group tailored to their needs.  Des Moines recruiters are launching a local chapter of VetsinTech, a national technology network for current and returning veterans. The monthly meetup sessions will focus on introducing veterans to education, entrepreneurship and employment in the technology industry. Nationally, VetsinTech was […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator will host 17 startups participating in the fifth annual InsurTech Week, scheduled for Oct. 14-18. The featured startups are: Bell Analytics, MakuSafe, Aerialytic, HazardHub, Relay, Talage, Avolanta, BOUND, Breathe Life, DeepVisionAI, EasySend, InDoW Technology Co., KASKO, Optimity, Protosure, Relativity6 and UDoTest. This year’s event schedule includes a Women in Insurance Coffee and Conversations session, […]

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Congressional App Challenge is now open to middle school and high school students to compete, the CAC announced. The competition is open to students in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District (Rep. Abby Finkenauer) and 3rd Congressional District (Rep. Cindy Axne), and each challenge is district-specific. Winning apps may be displayed in the […]