Kimle Aquaculture LLC received a $100,000 investment through the Wellmark Venture Capital Fund and an additional $100,000 Demonstration Fund loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, reports the Iowa State University Startup Factory. Iowa-based Kimle Aquaculture was a cohort six member of the ISU Startup Factory developing new solutions for indoor fish production to lower […]

Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, known as NewBoCo, last week unveiled several new initiatives including the expansion of its Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) program to Iowa City and a new $30 million venture fund to help propel those companies as they grow, reports the Corridor Business Journal.  NewBoCo leaders shared their big plans for […]

Since launching an annual venture capital contest in 2006, Des Moines entrepreneur and venture capitalist John Pappajohn has been “happy to be the giver of money” to support entrepreneurs in the state, Pappajohn told the small crowd on Drake University’s campus over lunch on Thursday. All 12 of the small businesses represented – finalists in […]

Voting is now open for five nonprofit finalists in Google’s Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced today. All finalists will receive $175,000. Iowans are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” winner, who will be awarded an additional $125,000. The five winners are: Buena Vista University’s Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and the Iowa Lakes Corridor […]

Ames Seed Capital announced a $100,000 investment into the veterinary startup VetMeasure, Inc. VetMeasure, based in Ames, created the animal heart monitoring device MeasureON! Harness, allowing veterinarians to monitor a pet’s health remotely. The harness sends collected data to a mobile and web application available for the vets to view; when the dog’s metrics reach […]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved innovation funding to support five Iowa startups located in Des Moines, Le Claire, West Des Moines and Iowa City.  HomePainter, based in Des Moines, has developed an online estimating tool that provides homeowners with an accurate paint estimate in less than five minutes, then subcontracts booked jobs […]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved innovation funding to support five Iowa startups located in Altoona, Le Claire, West Des Moines and Iowa City.  HomePainter, based in Des Moines, has developed an online estimating tool that provides homeowners with an accurate paint estimate in less than five minutes, then subcontracts booked jobs to […]

Adrienne Greenwald, current director of communications and public relations at VentureNet Iowa, will succeed John LaMarche as managing principal effective July 1, VentureNet Iowa announced Wednesday. Greenwald will lead the VentureNet team as it administers the state of Iowa’s Innovative Funding programs for small business. She joined VentureNet in 2012 and has served as the […]

Amazon Web Services is the Community sponsor for the 2019 Monetery Tech Summit, scheduled in Des Moines May 21 and 22, organizers at Dwolla announced. Amazon Web Services is underwriting 50 tickets for students and the general public to attend the conference, to be held in the Temple for Performing Arts. This year’s agenda includes speakers Matthew […]