Buckle up: 2025 is only seven years away. Last week Aaron Proietti, founder of Adaptivity Enterprises and a self-proclaimed futurist, offered EntreFEST conference attendees in Cedar Rapids several thoughtful predictions of what to expect from the world in less than 10 years. “The technologies that I’ve shown here are not inherently good or evil, but […]

Tickets are still available for EntreFEST 2018, scheduled for May 17-18 in downtown Cedar Rapids. Presented by the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, EntreFEST organizers bill it as one of the largest celebrations of the Midwest’s entrepreneurial community; panels advertised by EntreFEST focus on female founders, cybersecurity, creativity in the […]

Cedar  Rapids-based Rockwell Collins demonstrated fail-safe data links to the U.S. government recently during two weeks of critical testing for the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Program, the Corridor Business Journal reported. During the test program, Rockwell Collins served as the UAS Service Supplier for the safe management of a UAS flying beyond […]

Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging technologies that could be a starting point for increased economic activity, jobs and start-up companies in the city’s agricultural and bioprocessing industries. The Cedar Rapids Food and Bioprocessors Manufacturing Report is an outcome of a partnership begun […]

In 2008, David Tominsky was working in downtown Cedar Rapids, just blocks away from the Cedar River. That June, monumental river levels stopped everyone in their tracks. “The building that I worked out of – the basement was completely filled, and the water came up ten or eleven feet onto that first floor,” Tominsky, now […]