Steve Shriver, co-owner at SOKO Outfitters of Cedar Rapids (right), climbs during a startup pitch session with founders during the 2019 EntreFEST. Photo contributed/Andrew Ravera, NewBoCo One of the most original pitching opportunities open to participants at EntreFEST 2019 was born over pre-event beers. Steve Shriver, co-owner at SOKO Outfitters of Cedar Rapids, and David […]
In Illinois, there’s widespread agreement that drivers need access to more charging stations if the state is going to electrify its transportation system. The question of who owns them — and who profits from them — is an open debate, reports Energy News Network. Utilities, private developers, and business owners are all expected to play […]
In 2013, the Business Record launched innovationIOWA Magazine, an annual publication with a mission to spotlight innovative companies and technological achievements across the state. One year ago this week, our newsroom launched the innovationIOWA e-newsletter, updating our delivery from annually to weekly – right to your inbox. The mission remains the same: we seek out […]
ICR Iowa has launched ICRfuture.org, advertised as a new learning hub offering information on careers, salaries, internships and more catering toward Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR), reports the Corridor Business Journal. The website is a project of the ICR Future Coalition, a group of 70-plus educators, employers and nonprofit professionals focused on the Corridor’s future workforce.
Des Moines-based insuretech startup Denim is branching out internationally through a new partnership with London-based Startupbootcamp Colab InsurTech (SBC Colab), Denim announced Tuesday. Denim’s micro-targeted marketing platform will be available to SBC Colab’s market starting in January 2019, CEO Gregory Bailey said.
Hy-Vee is warning shoppers of a scam that has surfaced on social media, reports the Quad City Times. The post includes a fake “$80 off groceries” coupon at Hy-Vee stores. This is a scam and “our stores are not able to honor this,” Hy-Vee said in a Facebook post Sunday. Hy-Vee said that shoppers need […]
A new online tool is selling eastern Iowa’s quality of life to those considering a move, or a move back, to Iowa, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The ICR Iowa Talent Hub is an online portal highlighting regional lifestyle information, including popular events and attractions, links to job boards and postings, and information on local […]
Des Moines Area Community College has opened enrollment for its new Facebook and Digital Marketing Certificate. The certificate program is part of Facebook’s initiative to train 1 million people across the U.S. by 2020; the company has partnered with DMACC to arm individuals and small businesses with social media and digital marketing skills. Facebook has […]
Facebook is pledging to train 1 million workers and small business owners across the U.S. in digital marketing and labor skills by 2020. The announcement comes just after Facebook publicized a new partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College, which will expand DMACC’s current digital marketing course into a 30-credit-hour certificate that includes Facebook’s […]
Google reported 8,200 Iowa organizations generated $899 million in economic activity using Google search and advertising tools in 2017. Iowa nonprofits received $1.13 million in free advertising through the Google Ad Grants program, the company said in a statement. Google’s Grow with Google initiative aims to give individuals free tools to build digital skills and businesses through […]