The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is extending the deadline for applications to its annual AgTech Startup Program from March 31 to May 1, the accelerator announced this week. The board also announced a new member, Grant Kimberly, who serves as the senior director of market development for the Iowa Soybean Association and as executive director of […]

Inc. Magazine ranked Rocket Referrals No. 75 out of the 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest. The Des Moines-based communications software platform, which is mistakenly listed as being headquartered in Indiana, is the highest ranked of three Iowa companies: McClure Engineering of Clive was ranked No. 120, and Moxie Solar of Iowa City, No. 127. 

The broker-led investor and acceleration program BrokerTech Ventures named former interim director Susan Hatten as chief operating officer, the group announced this week. Hatten joins Executive Director John Jackovin as the accelerator’s inaugural cohort began the five-week program last week. BrokerTech Ventures also announced the addition of five new investor partners: Heffernan Insurance Brokers, the Horton Group, […]

The Technology Association of Iowa announced the finalists in 14 categories for the 2020 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ. Winners will be announced at the Prometheus Awards on April 9 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The Prometheus Awards acknowledge individuals and companies making an impact on Iowa’s technology industry, estimated to be […]

dsmHack has announced 11 Des Moines-area nonprofits that will benefit from nearly 90 developers and designers volunteering through the annual Des Moines Charity Hackathon. The nonprofits were narrowed from 31 initial submissions and will receive free assistance for digital projects pitched to the event volunteers during a 48-hour hackathon, which began Thursday evening. This year’s […]

Des Moines analytics startup InfraLytiks is participating in the Catalyst Space Accelerator based in Colorado Springs, Colo., one of eight companies to join the accelerator that began Jan. 6. The Air Force Research Lab — Space Vehicles Directorate Catalyst Space Accelerator is a three-month program that dedicated its fifth cohort to data fusion for space […]

Techstars Iowa, a Techstars network accelerator supported by Grinnell College, has hired TJ Salyars as program manager. Salyars joins managing director Kerty Levy (view Levy’s Closer Look profile from Feb. 7); previously, Salyars was the director of business operations at Ames startup Smart Ag, and served in operations management roles at Covera Health and Spreemo […]