Maple Studios is now accepting interest forms from industrial technology startups or early-stage companies looking for space in 2023. The startup studio is currently undergoing renovations to expand its space on the Ramco Innovations campus in West Des Moines. Expected completion of the remodel is early 2023, after which the space will be available for […]
Angel investor group Plains Angels is holding a virtual meetup event on the second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for angel investors interested in startup investing. The events are open only to SEC-accredited investors. Those interested can contact Tej Dhawan at email@example.com for a disclosure form before attending.
Jenny Vipperman, chief lending officer for Florida-based VyStar Credit Union, has joined LenderClose’s board of directors, the fintech lending platform announced Tuesday. “Our growth goals are aggressive, and that calls for an experienced set of directors who are highly attuned to market conditions affecting borrowers, financial institutions, and the end-users of our technology,” said LenderClose CEO […]
Standard General is taking television station owner Tegna private in a deal valued at about $5.4 billion, Associated Press reported. An affiliate of Standard General will pay $24 in cash for each Tegna share. The transaction has an enterprise value of approximately $8.6 billion, including the assumption of debt. Tegna was formed in 2015 when […]
Ames-based Workiva Inc. announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Persefoni Inc., a climate management and account platform, to provide transparent, investor-grade carbon disclosures to joint customers. The companies said their partnership establishes “the only reporting solution in the market that unifies transparent and connected financial and environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting with deeper […]
Pam Wellman, who serves as vice president of human resources at Mediacom Communications, was recognized as one of the cable industry’s “Most Powerful Women of 2021” by Cablefax, a news source on the cable television and broadband industry. Wellman leads all human resources functions for Mediacom’s National Field Operations Group, which has employees in 22 […]
Chuck Magro joined Corteva Agriscience Nov. 1 as its CEO and a member of the board of directors. Based in Delaware, Corteva formed after the 2019 merger of Dow and DuPont and operates labs and seed operations in Johnston and throughout Iowa. The appointment was announced last week in a release saying Magro will replace the retiring Jim Collins. Magro’s most […]
After a virtual Prometheus awards last year, Technology Association of Iowa’s annual event is back in person tonight. As well as recognizing individual companies, startups and people for their achievements, one community will receive the award of Tech Community of the Year for its work bringing businesses, residents and local government to the table for […]
To keep the story short: Today is my last day with the Business Record, and the last edition of the innovationIOWA newsletter with my byline attached. Next week I’ll begin a new (local) opportunity. I joined the Business Record at Business Publications Corp. in 2018 with the task of launching the innovationIOWA newsletter and the […]
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.