The Iowa Department of Education has awarded over $1.6 million in competitive grants to six school districts to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners whose social-emotional or behavioral needs affect their ability to be successful in their current learning environment. “I am proud of the work our schools do every day to expand educational opportunities in […]
As they say, hindsight is 20/20 — and panelists at this week’s virtual Iowa Technology Summit had the benefit of tough lessons from the year 2020 to share with Iowa companies tuned in for seminars on cybersecurity, leadership, business analytics, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Below, read a few takeaways shared by business representatives. The […]
A Polk County judge will allow a lawsuit filed by Mediacom against the city of West Des Moines to continue after West Des Moines filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in January. The judge granted the partial dismissal of the first claim, in which Mediacom alleged the city’s use of the Urban Renewal Program to designate the majority […]
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ, the Technology Association of Iowa announced this morning. The 2021 Prometheus Awards will be held in person on Nov. 4; the awards acknowledge individuals, companies and communities making a positive impact on Iowa’s technology industry. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 13. Nominations […]
America’s SBDC Iowa announced that Michael Wampler, regional director of the Northwest Iowa SBDC Spencer, is certified in the Certified Exit Planning Advisor program. The CEPA program is an executive MBA-style program that trains and certifies qualified professional advisers in the field of exit planning. The program focuses on enterprise value as well as a […]
A fraudulent website mirroring Iowa Workforce Development’s claims portal is attempting to collect personal information from Iowans, IWD announced this week. Iowans applying for unemployment insurance benefits should only file an application through the official IWD website: www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov. IWD has not experienced any data breaches, but claimants should be vigilant in protecting their identity, IWD said […]
Roboflow co-founders Brad Dwyer, left, and Joseph Nelson on a video call with staff. Photo provided by Roboflow The computer visioning startup Roboflow has been built from laptops in Des Moines, Washington, D.C., a Florida Airbnb and the Taiwanese beachfront. As of last year, Roboflow is officially a fully remote company. Co-founders Joseph Nelson and Brad Dwyer […]
Cedar Rapids-based data services company Involta announced a new product designed to enable secure remote work environments. Involta is managing VMware’s product SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) to provide centralized management, cloud connectivity and advanced security.
Kinetic by Windstream is partnering with Vermeer Corp. in Pella to provide construction equipment for broadband expansion across 18 states, Kinetic announced this week. The expansion will add nearly 1,000 jobs, and projects in more than 70 locations will begin in 2022.
LenderClose, a web-based underwriting and lending assistant platform for home equity and real estate lenders, announced this week it hired 10 new team members during the first quarter of 2021 and continues to scale its client acquisition market. The announcement follows LenderClose’s recent Series B capital raise of $10 million; the company aims to double […]