VolunteerLocal, a Des Moines-based scheduling and registration platform, has announced a new partnership with North American IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events, President Kaylee Williams said in a statement on Thursday. IRONMAN events are expected to recruit around 100,000 volunteers in 2018, who assist races across North America with designated tasks including parking, […]

IDx, a University of Iowa spinout company based in Coralville, has received FDA approval to market IDx-DR, the  first medical device to use artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. IDx recently announced a move to larger quarters in the Oakdale Research […]

NewBoCo’s inaugural Intrapreneur Academy welcomed six teams to spark innovation within their organizations last week. A mix of nonproft, for-profit and government entities are spending the next year to focus on four competencies of innovative organizations: Agile, Methods, Strategy and Culture. Each quarter will focus on one of the four competencies through workshops, networking groups […]

A data analytics company that threw Facebook policies into international scrutiny touted the success of digital advertising for an Iowa Congresswoman’s campaign. In a post-2014 election report, Cambridge Analytica promoted successful digital advertising the firm created for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican who successfully ran against Iowa Democrat and incumbent Bruce Braley. The ads […]

When Marc Meyer founded the video security management startup Inteconnex in Cedar Rapids eight years ago, it was expected that the web-based cameras could serve security needs for systems like Mercy Medical Center, or Lincoln, Nebraska’s traffic surveillance needs. Today, Inteconnex’s biggest growth is with universities and k-12 schools in Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, CBS2/FOX […]

An Ames-based online marketplace for ag real estate is rebranding, Clay & Milk reports. Terva.Ag is now FarmlandFinder.com, and a software update is redefining the product’s two functions for both shoppers and farmland professionals, founder Steven Brockshus said. Users in the market for agricultural real estate can search any property for sale in Iowa, for […]

As Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Mike Colwell at the Greater Des Moines Partnership knows what draws an audience to networking and business-building events. “People tend to like t-shirts,” Colwell said. So for Accelerate DSM on April 5, the Greater Des Moines Partnership turned to Mike Draper of Raygun, seeking a nontraditional conference t-shirt. “It’s […]