Governance, risk and compliance technology firm ViClarity has named Kurt Sinnett as the new vice president of strategy and business development, ViClarity announced this week. Previously, Sinnett worked as vice president of client relations at Sg2, a health care analytics platform and consulting services provider, and leadership positions at Merck, a global biopharmaceutical company.

Des Moines Area Community College Boone campus student Axl Escarcega, a first-year pre-engineering student originally from Imperial, Calif., has been accepted to join the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program, DMACC announced this week. Escarcega joins three recent DMACC students and graduates with ties to NASA’s student initiatives. Noah Gleason of Granger was admitted […]

Des Moines Area Community College announced it is closing the college today as an investigation continues into a cybersecurity incident first identified Wednesday. The investigation prompted DMACC’s information technology department to voluntarily shut down all online instruction and the telephone system beginning Thursday afternoon. There is currently no indication that student or employee information has […]

PeachPay co-founders John Jago, David Mainayar and Aaryaman Anerao. Photo provided by PeachPay The Ames-based startup PeachPay is building a one-click payment solution for small merchants trying to operate on one of the largest e-commerce providers on the web. Co-founders and 2020 college graduates Aaryaman Anerao and David Mainayar connected through an internship at Kiwi Campus, […]

LightEdge, a provider of compliant cloud and colocation services, announced a partnership this week with FD-IX, a Midwest internet exchange company, to install an Internet Exchange node at the LightEdge Data Center in Altoona, making it the first interstate Internet Exchange and FD-IX node in the state. Organizations connected to the Internet Exchange can directly […]

Iowa founder Nancy Mwirotsi and philanthropist John Pappajohn. Pappajohn committed $100,000 and support from staff at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center network to help Mwirotsi expand the 6-year-old tech education nonprofit Pi515 in Iowa.  Contributed photo Early this fall, Des Moines founder Nancy Mwirotsi was surprised to take a call from noted philanthropist and Iowa […]

Rachel Gai, founder of RachelReloaded, wearing the “Comfort at Home” box scarf she designed for Iowa State University’s Women Who Create gift boxes now on sale. Photo by Rachel Gai In a normal year, Iowa State University takes a week at the end of October to host female entrepreneurs and creators to build a network […]