From left: BetterHires team members Wheaten Mather, Kiki Levy, Jessica Duffy and Mia Levy at the 2018 Startup Weekend Iowa City. Contributed photo Winning the top slot at Startup Weekend Iowa City this month wasn’t on Kiki Levy’s mind when the Roosevelt High School student pitched her concept to the crowd. Levy, 16, was thinking […]

Limelight Health, a California-based employee benefits software platform, is hiring in Des Moines as the company plans a new expansion in the midwest, Clay & Milk reports. The company has not released an opening date for the office, but anticipates hiring ten people over the next six to nine months for the Des Moines location, […]

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be the first in the state to employ a Coralville company’s artificial intelligence diagnostics when scanning for diabetic retinopathy, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. The device, called IDx-DR and developed by IDx, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April. The technology takes images […]

Emily Steele first noticed how slow foot traffic was at the East Village while shopping for a wedding outfit one afternoon. “The story in our city was that the East Village is a thriving community, that downtown should be just like the East Village and how do we make downtown just as successful,” Steele said. “The […]

An Iowa and Texas lab are sharing credit for the serendipitous, concurrent discovery of a protein-coding gene. The Daily Iowan reports that findings from the University of Iowa Boudreau Lab and a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center lab were published side-by-side in the journal Cell Reports, for the gene that UI investigators call “Mitoregulin,” […]

Alliant Energy and Invenergy have signed contracts to complete development of a 210-megawatt (MW) Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The move is part of Alliant Energy’s plan to add 1,000 megawatt wind generation to Iowa businesses and communities by 2020 – enough to power 430,000 thousand average Iowa homes. […]

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host the China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show – a one-day workshop to share insights on China and IP issues – in Iowa City on Aug. 28. The workshop will bring in experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys and local businesses during the program, which runs from […]

What started as a feasibility study concept ended up as framework for a statewide policy for driverless vehicles in Nebraska, reports Silicon Prairie News. The city of Lincoln is the first in the state conducting a pilot test of a Navya autonomous shuttle over several weeks. The shuttle, funded in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, is […]

A new pilot project between the city of West Des Moines and Microsoft Corp., among other partners, aims to change the way Valley Junction neighborhood residents and businesses access high-speed broadband service. The broadband equity pilot project will provide levels of free community Wi-Fi access to Valley Junction homes, businesses, employees, visitors and students at Hillside […]