Limelight Health, a California-based employee benefits software platform, is hiring in Des Moines as the company plans a new expansion in the midwest, Clay & Milk reports. The company has not released an opening date for the office, but anticipates hiring ten people over the next six to nine months for the Des Moines location, […]

Hy-Vee will expand existing grocery delivery to customers with two new partnerships, beginning in late July, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Agreements with delivery startups Shipt and Instacart will allow shoppers to order groceries and have them delivered at home on the same day – an expansion of Hy-Vee’s existing Hy-Vee Aisles Online service, which allows […]

Ag Startup Engine has announced a second investment of $25,000 in FarmlandFinder, a search software that allows clients to buy, search for and sell agricultural land and property information, reports Clay & Milk. FarmlandFinder, formerly known as Terva, serves land owners and buyers in Iowa but will expand into 12 states by this winter, founder and […]

Startup Weekend Iowa City is back, and registration is still open to anyone who has an idea they’ve never worked on before, organizer Jay Cooper said. From July 13-15 at MERGE, Iowa City’s coworking lab, teams will start building on an idea for Sunday’s final pitch contest. Tickets are $20 at http://swic.rocks/. “People show up […]

The ISU Startup Factory is accepting two new cohorts based in Ames and Austin, Minnesota, reports Clay and Milk. The program is based in Ames, but also hosts startups in Northwest Iowa. Startups accepted in the Startup Factory receive formal training, mentorship and access to investors in two 26-week blocks, said program president Bill Adamowski.

Studio Ghiblet team members Michael Casner and Lauren Kacere demonstrate the starting screen of ‘Spark,’ a one-player computer puzzle that challenges the user to piece together a dementia patient’s past based on photographs and audio clues. When imagining dementia as a desktop game, Lauren Kacere and her team thought of an art gallery. As the […]

Iowa billionaire Harry Stine, founder of Stine Seed Co., announced an investment of $5 million into an Ames startup focusing on driverless tractors, the Des Moines Register reports. Founded by 28-year-old Colin Hurd, Smart Ag aims to solve critical labor shortages in agriculture with a software system that automates tractors used during the harvest. Smart […]

An increasing number of baby boomers are turning to entrepreneurship over traditional retirement, according to a new survey by financing company Guidant Financial. Entrepreneurs over age 50 accounted for 44 percent of respondents to the survey, which found that boomers accounted for 54 percent of all current U.S. business owners. Sixty four percent of those […]

Losing two powerful voices within a week – legendary designer and founder Kate Spade, and ally, storyteller and chef Anthony Bourdain – left our culture grappling, once again, with how we acknowledge and treat depression. This morning, Forbes contributor Chris Myers explored the unique emotional risks that entrepreneurs and startup founders face – which led […]