Nadilia Gomez will join the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator as executive director beginning on Aug. 1, the accelerator announced. Gomez joins the accelerator from  Corteva Agriscience, where she served as a senior research scientist in Predictive Ag, and a digital pillar leader of the Disruptive Business Innovation Portfolio. At Corteva, Gomez was responsible for tactical and […]

Consumers who reach for decaffeinated coffee may not know how much of a carbon footprint their choice leaves behind.  To decaffeinate, coffee beans are transported to a specialized plant and treated either by organic chemical solvents or by a steam and water process, then shipped again to be processed and packaged. What if producers could […]

HarvestPort, the San Francisco-based ag equipment lender and marketplace platform, is expanding into Iowa with the hiring of FarmElement founder Tyler Horbach as grower solutions manager in Des Moines.  Horbach graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 and went to work in financial services for a few years before founding the FarmElement in 2017, based […]

Campers in the Be the Boss! Youth Entrepreneurship Camp will descend on Historic Valley Junction businesses Monday, July 8, visiting Big Acai, Bozz Prints, MoMere, Nan’s Nummies, the Theatrical Shop and the Historic Valley Junction Foundation for one afternoon. Students in the camp will experience entrepreneurship through tours of local businesses, said Jim Miller, executive […]

The Family Business Forum program at the University of Northern Iowa will visit Des Moines and four other locations in Iowa to share stories of successes, challenges and opportunities that arise within family enterprises, the program announced this week. Family-owned businesses are invited to join the Family Business Forum Aug. 27 at the Jasper Winery […]

After securing $1.5 million in seed-round funding, a startup dedicated to employee retention is now seeking a few more employees to retain.  WorkHound, the Des Moines-based startup that gives “undesked” employees a mobile platform to send anonymous feedback to management, seeks to grow from 12 full-time workers in Des Moines and Chattanooga, Tenn., to a […]

The Technology Association of Iowa will host the first Iowa High School Technology Summit, presented by Principal Financial Group, on Sept. 30 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, TAI announced this week. The Iowa High School Technology Summit will expose high school students to technology companies and careers across Iowa, with three presentations […]