Just before the annual Iowa Technology Summit welcomes businesses to Des Moines, an expected 250 Iowa high school students will have the Technology Association of Iowa’s attention for the day. Those students will attend the inaugural Iowa High School Tech Summit on Sept. 30 for free — giving them a chance to explore what a […]

Roosevelt High School senior Kiki Levy launched her startup BetterHireS in mid-August, just as school started. Kiki Levy greeted visitors inside Ingersoll Avenue’s Star Bar Aug. 21 as the founder of BetterHireS — a startup web portal designed to connect Des Moines businesses to driven high school students seeking part-time employment in a career field […]

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Blue Compass, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the National Pork Board and Strategic America were among the first-place winners at this year’s Hashie Awards, hosted by the Social Media Club Des Moines at Jasper Winery on Aug. 22. Categories by platform were split between business and nonprofit social […]

Voting is now open for five nonprofit finalists in Google’s Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced today. All finalists will receive $175,000. Iowans are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” winner, who will be awarded an additional $125,000. The five winners are: Buena Vista University’s Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and the Iowa Lakes Corridor […]

A growing teacher-training program at the University of Iowa is aimed at increasing the number of engineering degrees awarded to women in the state of Iowa by providing middle and high school-aged girls access to opportunities in STEM, reports the Daily Iowan. The Femineers program was developed at California State Polytechnic Institute to provide training […]

The Technology Association of Iowa announced three keynote speakers for the organization’s first Iowa High School Tech Summit, which debuts a day before the annual Iowa Technology Summit. Keynote speakers are Eddie Etsey, director of sports and information technology at University of Iowa Athletics; Ben Milne, founder/CEO at Dwolla; and Antoinette Stevens, senior detection and […]

More than 5.3 million new payment card accounts on sale at an underground data market may be tied to the July data security event suffered by Hy-Vee Inc. at its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants, a security researcher announced this week. Card account records from cardholders in 35 U.S. states are being sold […]

When Shelley McKinley visited the Iowa State Fair this year, she made sure to swing by the food vendors. “It was awesome. I loved it. I got a big huge bucket of those cookies to take home with me,” McKinley said, laughing. Home for McKinley is Redmond, Wash., where she serves as the head of […]

Continuum Ag cofounder David Hora and Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen. Photo contributed Continuum Ag, a consulting and data management company with a focus on soil health, earned $5,000 and “Best in Show” at the “Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION,” hosted by Iowa State University at the Iowa State Fair. Continuum Ag […]

As companies compete to attract parents and kids with back-to-school specials, one Des Moines startup has placed an eye on a piece of the classroom unserved by many startups.  Trokt, an online platform and mobile application designed to facilitate legal mediation record-keeping, is seeking headway to connect with the families of disabled or special-needs students […]