Cedar Rapids-based Stratafolio, a provider of real estate management software, has been accepted into the 2022 Commercial REACH Scale-up Program run by the National Association of Realtors. The program is for companies that are ready to scale and provides them mentorship, networking opportunities and exposure to the real estate marketplace. REACH is led by Second […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting a seminar on April 7 for startup companies seeking guidance on raising capital to take their business to the next level. The discussion will cover a range of topics including the process of raising capital, capitalization tables and resources to help business owners throughout the process. The event […]

Principal Financial Group is inviting finance professionals, software developers, business owners and entrepreneurs to join its Principal Innovation Challenge Hackathon. The goal of the hackathon is to create virtual communities where small to medium-sized businesses can connect with each other as well as Principal to discuss their challenges and find guidance and mentorship. Participating professionals […]

University of Iowa graduate students and faculty interested in commercializing their research can now pursue that at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s new business incubator, the university announced Tuesday. The incubator is designed to be more flexible than the undergraduate incubator so students and faculty can participate no matter their schedule. The first cohort started this spring […]

Waukee-based payment processor VizyPay’s Cash Discount Program won Best Small Business Payments Solution at the 2022 FinTech Breakthrough Awards, the company announced. CDP is a month-to-month subscription service that allows small businesses to build the cost of processing transactions into their pricing. With the technology, businesses can eliminate all processing fees and maintain the same profit margin on […]

Entrepreneurs can now apply for the 2022 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. Judges selected by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will review all written submissions. Participants who advance to later rounds will give their pitches to a panel of judges, and the top three finalists will be awarded. The deadline to apply is May […]

Propel is a new Des Moines-based company looking to fill a gap in marketing leadership by creating the Marketing Leadership-as-a-Service model (MLaaS). The company, which announced its launch Tuesday, has started offering services of its team of four chief marketing officers to help midsized businesses and venture-funded startups nationwide with marketing strategy and leadership. “Propel has been […]