The Iowa Technology Leadership Institute, an initiative of the Technology Association of Iowa, is accepting applications through Aug. 31 for the 2023 cohort. All professionals in the technology industry looking to expand their understanding and influence within their organization to advance into a leadership position are eligible to apply. The program will run from January […]

The Arkansas-based “think and do” tank Heartland Forward announced it has received a Rebuilding Better grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support entrepreneurship in the heartland region. According to a news release, Heartland Forward will use the grant to develop resources for mayors and community leaders in midsized cities to understand how to […]

The Business Record’s 2022 innovationENTREPRENEUR Award recipient is Pursuit of Innovation 515 founder and Executive Director Nancy Mwirotsi.  Mwirotsi started an after-school dance group for local girls and in 2014 transitioned it to the early version of Pi515. The education nonprofit teaches underserved youths technology skills and empowers them to explore and pursue science, technology, […]

Iowa Media Co. brings its influence to Des Moines, other diverse businesses seek accessibility In 2017, an “influencer marketing company” was unheard of by the majority of people, but it’s what Iowa Media Co. co-founders Bryce Bortscheller and Darian Jones were building. The seed for the idea was planted more than 10 years ago when […]

Education and workforce relationship drives nontraditional STEM education at DeltaV Code School Sihem Azibi will always remember the night she and fellow DeltaV Code School students stayed up past midnight polishing their project and presentation that was due to be presented to recruiters and local companies later that day. Everyone was choosing to be there, and […]

Deere’s autonomous tractor designed for large-scale farming operations This year, Deere & Co. will begin producing a fully autonomous tractor designed for large-scale farming operations in its Iowa manufacturing facilities. And yes, it will be in John Deere green.  The tractors will come equipped with six pairs of cameras that provide a 360-degree view of […]

Iowa companies are going spatial with AR/VR technologies An eastern Iowa company uses virtual reality to show its clients 3D plant layouts to illustrate how its equipment will fit into their factory and improve workflows.  Another Iowa company uses a mobile virtual reality application to guide its customers through interactive troubleshooting sessions with equipment, reducing […]