Verified Data Analytics, an Urbandale-based software company, has announced it is making its property assessment applications available to contractors nationwide. Its offerings include VDA Pro, a field inspection, data collection and reporting app to digitize building inspections, and VDA Drone, an automated drone inspection app for building inspections and data visualizations. According to a news […]

TAI plans new leadership program for early-career tech employees The winners of the Technology Association of Iowa’s 2022 Prometheus Awards were announced during an award ceremony on Nov. 3 in Des Moines. A panel of technology leaders from across the state served as judges for the 16 awards that recognized companies, individual leaders and communities. […]

John Deere announced Oct. 26 that it is partnering with Iowa State University to help U.S. farmers feed the world and fuel sustainability, the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal reported. Through the strategic partnership, Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. and ISU will establish a demonstration site consisting of four fields and processes that will enable Deere […]

The BrokerTech Ventures Accelerator has opened applications for its 2023 program. According to the news release, the concept of the BTV Accelerator is to be an “innovation hub” and proof of concept environment for broker-centric products and technology solutions, ultimately bringing validated solutions to the industry. More than $500,000 in funding is at stake for the early-stage […]

TEConomy Partners, a global research firm focusing on analysis and strategy for innovation-driven economic development, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization have released the 10th biennial report on the economic footprint of the U.S. bioscience industry. The report breaks down the latest trends and information for the nation, states and metropolitan areas. According to the report, Iowa’s bioscience […]

Submitted by Beth Livingston, associate professor in management and entrepreneurship, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business I’ve lost count of how many companies talk about employee work-life “balance.” Magazine articles, webinars, tweets and emails either bemoan our lack of balance or proclaim they can help you achieve it. But here’s something I’ve learned after studying […]

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week taking place from Nov. 14-20, the Greater Des Moines Partnership will host several entrepreneurship-focused events. “Small business owners and entrepreneurs drive innovation and build companies that create vibrancy in our community. Entrepreneurship happens here every day as entrepreneurs continuously bet on themselves and take the risk to start and grow their businesses,” […]

AAVIN Equity Advisors, a Cedar Rapids-based private equity firm, has closed the AAVIN Capital III, L.P. with total capital commitments of $63 million and a license to operate as a small business investment company (SBIC). AAVIN III will invest in U.S.-based lower middle-market companies with less than $50 million of revenues, according to a news release. […]

On their partnership for Cybersecurity Action Month October has been Cybersecurity Awareness Month since 2004, but two Iowa tech organizations took the opportunity to make the month about taking action as well. For the last four weeks, Ankeny-based cybersecurity firm Pratum and the Technology Association of Iowa have partnered on Cybersecurity Action Month, an initiative to […]