Des Moines nonprofit Pi515 is holding its third annual Girls’ Entrepreneurship Summit, and applications are open now through March 24 to young girls and women ages 14 to 22. Female entrepreneurs and industry professionals from the community lead classes and mentor participants as they progress through the program. The program will run every Saturday from March 25 to […]

The Pi515 2022 Girls Entrepreneurs Summit concluded last week with the announcement of this year’s pitch competition winner Aerz Johnson, a ninth grade student at Waterloo West High School. “I didn’t really have a plan before this. I don’t even have an idea to be up here,” Johnson said. “I didn’t know how to pitch, […]

Jade Nettrour is a senior in high school and has already designed an early prototype of new Christmas tree lights to make the annual decorating process easier — and more cat-friendly — for her family and their five felines. Nettrour’s demonstration earned her second place in a student “Shark Tank” pitch competition in 2020, and […]