The Des Moines Oppenheimer Society — “Dedicated to innovation in the face of unintended consequences” — is hosting the Oppenheimer Awards and Advocate Auction to benefit special-needs students on May 21 at Gravitate Valley Junction. The lighthearted awards will recognize the 2019 “Twenty Over 20” class, sponsored by Trokt, and the Advocate Auction features artwork by children […]

Craig Ibsen, managing principal at Next Level Ventures, and Stephanie Atkin, vice president of marketing at Dwolla, at Thursday’s Power Breakfast: Innovation Acceleration. Des Moines talks a big game about Iowa being an innovation state, but at Thursday morning’s Business Record Power Breakfast, one audience member wondered: is this true in rural communities? Fair question, […]

Limelight Health, a California-based employee benefits software platform, is hiring in Des Moines as the company plans a new expansion in the midwest, Clay & Milk reports. The company has not released an opening date for the office, but anticipates hiring ten people over the next six to nine months for the Des Moines location, […]

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 […]