The Iowa Economic Development Board awarded an $100,000 loan from the Demonstration Fund to INSEER Inc., an Iowa City startup which develops software to prevent, predict and mitigate workplace injuries using computer vision and deep machine learning. The loan will go toward intellectual property development and evaluation, product refinement, key personnel and equipment, the IEDA […]

The Iowa Innovation Challenge awarded $81,000 to 65 businesses launched by University of Iowa faculty, staff, students and incubator startups during the inaugural elevator pitch competition, UI announced this week. The Iowa Innovation Challenge is a new partnership between the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), the Office of the Vice President for Research, the […]

Iowa State University has applied to the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a new cybersecurity center in what could be an $86.7 million national effort with other unnamed universities and other partners. The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved a $1.2 million grant for the Cybersecurity Research Institute for Manufacturing — should ISU be chosen […]

DHI Group Inc. announced that it has sold its hospitality business, Hcareers, to Virgil Holdings Inc. for approximately $16.5 million in cash. The transaction closed on May 23. DHI will use the proceeds in accordance with its stated capital allocation strategy, including the reduction of the balance on its revolving credit facility, support of strategic […]

Organizers at the Iowa Technology Summit are seeking pitches from potential speakers who can lead keynotes in cyber security, leadership, cloud technology, and technology innovation. Hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa, the Iowa Technology Summit is scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2 and convenes representatives from startup founders to Fortune 500 executives. TAI is […]

Ankeny-based QA Graphics and Ames-based Solvent Web are partnering to create QA Web, a new web development and design service aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. The new partnership aims to offer affordable new websites to help smaller companies stand out. QA Graphics specializes in system graphics and custom marketing solutions; Solvent Web, run by […]