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 […]

Google announces $1M Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced Monday as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. Google.org first launched its Impact Challenge in Illinois, but Iowa will be the second state nationwide granted $1 […]

The Technology Association of Iowa is seeking presentation proposals for the third annual Iowa Technology Summit, to be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in downtown Des Moines. Session content will be selected by a committee comprised of technology professionals in multiple industries across the state, TAI said in an announcement. Successful proposals will demonstrate […]

Dan Harbeke, head of public policy and external affairs at Google’s Council Bluffs data center, announces Google’s $1 million Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits. Photo/Google Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced this morning as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. […]

The Iowa City Area Development Group’s most recent collaboration space CoWork @ 808 opened this past week in Coralville, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The space is the group’s third coworking space to open in Johnson County. The project received up to $40,000 in startup costs from the city of Coralville last October.

Grow with Google, the tech giant’s initiative to bring digital literacy workshops to students, small businesses and job seekers nationwide, will be planting itself in the Des Moines Public Library system on Monday, April 15.  From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Library will host four free workshops for registered participants, and staff “Googlers” will […]

The Facebook Altoona Data Center has awarded more than $210,000 in grants to Central Iowa area nonprofits and schools as part of Facebook’s Community Action Grant program. Sixteen organizations promoting STEM education and community investment received grants ranging from $3,000 to more than $60,000 — the Southeast Polk Community School District was award $60,928.33 for […]

Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of cloud network platform Cloudflare, will be the keynote speaker during the 2019 Monetery tech summit on May 21 in Des Moines, organizers at Dwolla announced on Monday. Prince is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and serves on the board of advisers for the Center of Information Technology and […]