Studio Ghiblet team members Michael Casner and Lauren Kacere demonstrate the starting screen of ‘Spark,’ a one-player computer puzzle that challenges the user to piece together a dementia patient’s past based on photographs and audio clues. When imagining dementia as a desktop game, Lauren Kacere and her team thought of an art gallery. As the […]

Catch Des Moines communications manager Jordan Powers and director of development and partnerships Jen Cross advertise Brew Moines during happy hour at Monday, hosted by El Bait Shop. Catch Des Moines has a bit of a scavenger hunt available for Des Moines residents – as long as they’re 21 years or older, of course. Fans […]

Facebook’s Community Boost week is off and running over at Franklin Junior High School, where the tech giant announced a new marketing partnership with a Des Moines institution. Facebook and Des Moines Area Community College will soon offer the Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate to DMACC students, representatives announced at a policy and small-business roundtable with […]

Dan Cosgrove, Vice President of Business Development for Corteva Agriscience, and Katherine Harrington, innovationIOWA Magazine sales manager, unveil the 2018 innovationIOWA Magazine cover on May 25. Our lovely magazine released issue No. 5 at the innovationIOWA Magazine unveiling! If you joined us at Corteva Agriscience – Agriculture Division of DowDuPont last Thursday, thank you for […]

At the start of 2017, chemical engineer Meredith Smith was frustrated by the statistics of workers in her industry. Women held 24 percent of all science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, and only 14 percent of engineers are women, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports. Looking deeper, the National Science Foundation’s annual indicators report […]

By the end of May, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator welcomes six new startups fresh on the agriculture field to Des Moines. Each of those startups selected to participate receives $40,000 in seed funding, subsidized housing throughout the 94 days, and time to build mentorships, partnerships and a broader agritech network in Iowa, Executive Director Megan […]

The 2018 Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Conference will take place July 24-26 in downtown Des Moines, the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced today. TECNA represents more than 50 IT and technology trade organizations comprised of more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TAI board member and Des Moines entrepreneur Ben Milne […]