Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will keynote EntreFEST on May 16-17 in Cedar Rapids, organizers at NewBoCo announced this morning. Greenfield and Ben Cohen built a storefront venture into a $300 million ice cream brand that has received multiple awards for the company’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. EntreFEST released […]

dsmHack is now accepting nonprofit applications through Jan. 31 for the 2019 Des Moines Charity Hack, scheduled for Feb. 21-23 at the Des Moines Social Club. The hackathon brings selected nonprofits to pitch project needs in front of tech industry attendees. Participants self-select projects for a 48-hour coding rush – past projects have benefited the […]

Junior Luz Bautista sat in the Des Moines Social Club with her East High School classmates on March 29, their first day of audio class.Bautista doesn’t have any experience with audio production, although she’s been involved in play productions, producing the annual fashion runway event and Movement 515, a spoken word poetry initiative.“I love singing, […]