BUZZFEED NEWS: Here’s a reminder to update your router at home. At least two people tied to the U.S. military accidentally leaked secret files to a hacker after failing to change either the default username, password, or both to their routers, researchers at Recorded Future found. The hacker told Recorded Future researchers that he found the […]

Corey Schmidt, founder of Schmidt Strategic, launched new initiative InnovateDSM on Tuesday for individuals leading innovation in their workplaces. The group will host a monthly speaker series with experts in developing fields, who will speak on the best practices and strategies those companies use when implementing innovative solutions. “I thought, there’s people want to be more […]

Hy-Vee will expand existing grocery delivery to customers with two new partnerships, beginning in late July, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Agreements with delivery startups Shipt and Instacart will allow shoppers to order groceries and have them delivered at home on the same day – an expansion of Hy-Vee’s existing Hy-Vee Aisles Online service, which allows […]

Ag Startup Engine has announced a second investment of $25,000 in FarmlandFinder, a search software that allows clients to buy, search for and sell agricultural land and property information, reports Clay & Milk. FarmlandFinder, formerly known as Terva, serves land owners and buyers in Iowa but will expand into 12 states by this winter, founder and […]

A new five-year plan filed to the Iowa Utilities Board could restrict access to home energy audits and other existing discounts for customers, Midwest Energy News reports. Representatives at MidAmerican Energy and Alliant subsidiary Interstate Power & Light say the new plan, which includes terminating subsidies for LED bulbs and ending insulation incentives for the majority of […]

Startup Weekend Iowa City is back, and registration is still open to anyone who has an idea they’ve never worked on before, organizer Jay Cooper said. From July 13-15 at MERGE, Iowa City’s coworking lab, teams will start building on an idea for Sunday’s final pitch contest. Tickets are $20 at http://swic.rocks/. “People show up […]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority is accepting company applications for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Internship program, which will award companies grants up to $50,000 per employer, with the goal of transitioning interns to full-time employment in Iowa after graduation. For every two dollars of wages earned by the student intern, one dollar […]

The largest pork producer in Iowa is taking new steps to beautify and cut down on confinement odors, reports Radio Iowa. Iowa Falls-based Iowa Select Farms will be installing an electrostatic precipitator fence around all company-owned farms built in 2018, environment project manager John Stinn said. The system requires high-voltage wires to be installed behind […]

The leader of a New Jersey-based company granted a medical marijuana manufacturing license in Cedar Rapids expects Iowa to eventually expand the current marijuana program, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. “Once Iowa discovers the THC component is not a bad component, but a helpful component, we hope to see these (regulations) open up to include […]

The ISU Startup Factory is accepting two new cohorts based in Ames and Austin, Minnesota, reports Clay and Milk. The program is based in Ames, but also hosts startups in Northwest Iowa. Startups accepted in the Startup Factory receive formal training, mentorship and access to investors in two 26-week blocks, said program president Bill Adamowski.