The Idea Accelerator, a national accelerator led by Heartland Forward, is running a summer cohort of the program with 10 new Iowa City entrepreneurs following the conclusion of the first cohort in May. Builders and Backers and the Iowa City Area Development Group are continuing to partner with Heartland Forward to deliver the program. Heartland […]

Heartland Forward, a nonprofit Arkansas-based think tank that looks at technology, entrepreneurship and economic development in states in and around the Midwest, has published a report evaluating research universities nationwide and which ones are “most proficient at creating new knowledge; embedding it in their STEM graduates; and transferring both to new and existing enterprises.” The […]

A first cohort of 10 Iowa City entrepreneurs was announced Tuesday for the Idea Accelerator, which launched in December. Each entrepreneur has a business idea that they will develop during the 90-day virtual accelerator. Ideas vary widely, from seeking child care solutions to developing a new model for healthy living, according to a release. Iowa City Area […]