The Des Moines coding education nonprofit Pi515 received more than $62,000 in corporate grants and donations in the last year, the group announced this week. Pi515 received $22,000 from AT&T toward operations, a $30,000 grant from Coca-Cola and $10,000 in student scholarships from Dwolla’s 2019 Monetery Tech Summit. Through the Coca-Cola grant, Pi515 hired 14 […]

More than 150 Iowa State University entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to visitors at the ISU exhibit during the Iowa State Fair, ISU announced. The Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION will be in the Varied Industries building from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8-15. There will be two pitches every hour each […]

The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation has launched a web-based filing system for attorneys, workers, employers and insurers. The new Workers’ Compensation Electronic System will allow the division to transition from paper filing to electronic filing, the agency said in a release. “WCES will bring the Iowa work comp system into the 21st century,” said […]

Campers in the Be the Boss! Youth Entrepreneurship Camp will descend on Historic Valley Junction businesses Monday, July 8, visiting Big Acai, Bozz Prints, MoMere, Nan’s Nummies, the Theatrical Shop and the Historic Valley Junction Foundation for one afternoon. Students in the camp will experience entrepreneurship through tours of local businesses, said Jim Miller, executive […]

Anthony Paustian, provost of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus and founder of Celebrate! Innovation Live (ciLive) at DMACC, has been named chair of the 2020 International Space Development Conference. ISDC is the annual conference of the National Space Society, bringing together leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators and business professionals from space […]

The Family Business Forum program at the University of Northern Iowa will visit Des Moines and four other locations in Iowa to share stories of successes, challenges and opportunities that arise within family enterprises, the program announced this week. Family-owned businesses are invited to join the Family Business Forum Aug. 27 at the Jasper Winery […]

After securing $1.5 million in seed-round funding, a startup dedicated to employee retention is now seeking a few more employees to retain.  WorkHound, the Des Moines-based startup that gives “undesked” employees a mobile platform to send anonymous feedback to management, seeks to grow from 12 full-time workers in Des Moines and Chattanooga, Tenn., to a […]

The Technology Association of Iowa will host the first Iowa High School Technology Summit, presented by Principal Financial Group, on Sept. 30 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, TAI announced this week. The Iowa High School Technology Summit will expose high school students to technology companies and careers across Iowa, with three presentations […]