The Iowa Communications Network (ICN), a statewide fiber optic network that provides telecommunications services to education, government, health care and public safety entities, has partnered with Zoom to deliver cloud communications services to authorized users across Iowa. According to a news release, Zoom’s cloud-based communication platform will provide ICN’s fiber optic network with solutions for voice and communication […]

The 2024 John Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, the 24th annual, was held on April 22 in Des Moines. The competition, a collaborative effort of the five John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers, was the first one since John Pappajohn’s death last year. “It was a bittersweet experience to host this year’s competition just one year after […]

On first anniversary of his passing, the community reflects on memories with Pappajohn One year ago this week, Iowa lost John Pappajohn, a pillar of business, entrepreneurship, education, art and philanthropy.  His story is well known and revered as his legacy carries on through the people and organizations he supported and influenced during his life. […]

Community Broadband Action Network (CBAN) is hosting a webinar about the upcoming round of grants from the federal Digital Equity Act following the recent announcement that digital equity plans for all 50 states have been approved. The grants will first be available through states and later directly through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Iowa is eligible […]

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, or NewBoCo, is offering computer science professional development programs for the eighth year the week of June 24-28 in Des Moines. The programs train existing K-12 educators across Iowa to incorporate computer science into their classrooms to help provide access to computer science education to all Iowa students. This year, […]

A new cohort of Cultivo Virtual Academy launched on April 15, America’s Cultivation Corridor has announced. Over the next six weeks, seven companies from Australia and Canada will participate in the virtual program that provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, interaction with Iowa’s agricultural leaders and an online curriculum focused on U.S. market entry, regulatory and financing […]

Des Moines-based nonprofit Pi515 is hosting the Day of Innovation Youth Tech Conference on April 25 for high school and college-age students as well as parents, educators and tech professionals. The free, daylong event, held at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, will include a keynote address, networking and breakout sessions, each with a different activity  geared […]