As part of U.S. Cellular’s Business Tech Tour later this month, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will stop in Des Moines as a guest panelist for “Internet of Things (IoT) and Innovations in Business Solutions,” U.S. Cellular announced today. Scheduled for Oct. 30 in the Grand Ballroom of the Iowa Events Center, Wozniak will host an 11:30 […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for the Global Insurance Accelerator in the category of Multi Year Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council on Tuesday in Atlanta, Ga. The Global Insurance Accelerator is a mentor-driven business accelerator designed to foster innovation by supporting startups. Four classes […]

The Angel Capital Association has announced investment in nine regional startups who recently presented in Des Moines at the annual Best of Midwest Conference, hosted by local investment group Plains Angels. Hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and BrownWinick Law Firm, the event hosted 140 attendees, including 90 accredited investors. Des Moines companies Pitchly […]

Brian Hemesath, managing director at the Global Insurance Accelerator Four years after its launch, the Global Insurance Accelerator is kicking off a search for the program’s second managing director after Brian Hemesath announced plans to step down in 2019. Hemesath has committed to stay with the GIA through the 2019 cohort as a new managing […]

A new home and anticipated hiring of 75 additional team members are in the near future for Dwolla, a Des Moines money-transfer startup that is starting to grow beyond the initial startup-phase. In Monday’s blog post, founder Ben Milne wrote that Dwolla’s new 22,000-square-foot office at 909 Locust will include a community meeting room to […]

Denim, a mobile advertising automation provider for financial services companies, announced four speakers for this year’s Denim Summit 2018, to be held downtown Des Moines on Oct. 24 and 25. Speakers include Scott Campbell, senior vice president and chief client officer at American National Insurance Company; Tim Hoskins, president of market research firm Quester; Jason […]

Registration is open for the public interested in hearing from 16 insurance startups at this year’s InsureTech Week, hosted by the Global Insurance Accelerator. From 2:30-5:30 p.m., international insuretech startups will do a Q&A-style interview presentation with representatives from the GIA at the Science Center of Iowa; breaks are scheduled to encourage networking. The public […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator released the names of 16 featured companies worldwide presenting at the 2018 InsureTech Week, scheduled for Oct. 22-26. Each company will present to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and will be available to schedule 1:1 sessions with visitors throughout the week. This year’s international participants are: Album Health (Des Moines), […]

Representatives from Tesla Motors visited with team members of Ruan Transportation Management Systems and several Ruan customers in Des Moines this week for a preview of Tesla’s electric-powered tractor-trailer. Ruan in January reserved five of the new semis for delivery and testing next year. Prototypes of the semi have been traveling the country, making stops […]