Continuum Ag cofounder David Hora and Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen. Photo contributed Continuum Ag, a consulting and data management company with a focus on soil health, earned $5,000 and “Best in Show” at the “Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION,” hosted by Iowa State University at the Iowa State Fair. Continuum Ag […]

A powdered shampoo (Powdu). An after-school chess club and traveling team (Chess Utopia). An online platform designed to simplify the resume-building experience for rising college students (CourseLink). And a comic book-framing shop that pivoted to quality prop replication for international customers (Comic Sandwiches).  Students and graduates of Iowa State University presented their 15 individual business […]

Gravitate Coworking’s new location downtown, at 500 Locust St. Photo contributed Since founding Gravitate Coworking in 2014, Geoff Wood has never held the giant novelty ribbon-cutting scissors. Tonight, at Gravitate Downtown’s grand reopening in a new office, he should have his chance.  “I’m kind of excited about that,” he noted on Tuesday. Gravitate’s new downtown […]

innovationIOWA, the Des Moines Business Record’s weekly e-newsletter covering technology news statewide, received recognition of editorial excellence at the 2019 Alliance of Area Business Publishers’ Summer Conference in Atlanta. The recognition was one of 116 Editorial Excellence awards presented by AABP to publications from the U.S., Canada and Australia. innovationIOWA received the silver recognition in the […]

The 2019 CYstarters Demo Day, which showcases Iowa State University student teams in the CYstarters Accelerator, will host members of the public on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Iowa State Economic Development Core Facility in the ISU Research Park. RSVPs are recommended. The 11-week CYstarters program is hosted by the ISU […]

Consumers who reach for decaffeinated coffee may not know how much of a carbon footprint their choice leaves behind.  To decaffeinate, coffee beans are transported to a specialized plant and treated either by organic chemical solvents or by a steam and water process, then shipped again to be processed and packaged. What if producers could […]

The Science Center of Iowa has released its schedule of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA’s first successful mission landing astronauts on the moon. Events include the viewing of a worldwide celebration coordinating mass rocket launches on July 16; a moon landing-themed Mixology Night on July 19; and the […]

Anthony Paustian, provost of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus and founder of Celebrate! Innovation Live (ciLive) at DMACC, has been named chair of the 2020 International Space Development Conference. ISDC is the annual conference of the National Space Society, bringing together leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators and business professionals from space […]

The Technology Association of Iowa will host the first Iowa High School Technology Summit, presented by Principal Financial Group, on Sept. 30 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, TAI announced this week. The Iowa High School Technology Summit will expose high school students to technology companies and careers across Iowa, with three presentations […]