Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, known as NewBoCo, last week unveiled several new initiatives including the expansion of its Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) program to Iowa City and a new $30 million venture fund to help propel those companies as they grow, reports the Corridor Business Journal.  NewBoCo leaders shared their big plans for […]

Voting is now open for five nonprofit finalists in Google’s Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced today. All finalists will receive $175,000. Iowans are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” winner, who will be awarded an additional $125,000. The five winners are: Buena Vista University’s Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and the Iowa Lakes Corridor […]

Five years after founding, the K-12 initiative at the New Bohemian Innovation Collaboration has impacted more than 1,500 students through one-day classes, free events and summer programs, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports. The program adapts STEM subject to student ages – elementary students can take “CoderDojo” classes through NewBoCo, while middle and high school students […]

Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will keynote EntreFEST on May 16-17 in Cedar Rapids, organizers at NewBoCo announced this morning. Greenfield and Ben Cohen built a storefront venture into a $300 million ice cream brand that has received multiple awards for the company’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. EntreFEST released […]

More than 150 of Iowa’s middle school students have a solution to stabilize city power grids in the event of a national disaster. Forty-two teams representing 16 Iowa schools and organizations presented their plans at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School in Cedar Rapids on Jan. 26, NewBoCo announced this […]

ICR IOWA is teaming up with educators and local agencies to bring the global initiative Hour of Code to eastern Iowa schools from Dec. 3-9, reports Corridor Business Journal. The program is supported through ICR Future, a regional coalition of five teams, including a computer science team led by NewBoCo, the Grant Wood Area Education […]

NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School is announcing four new financing options to attract adult Iowans seeking a mid-career switch into coding. NewBoCo and IowaWORKS are partnering on a Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which allows NewBoCo to sponsor an apprenticeship for any company interested in hiring a software developer apprentice. DeltaV is now GI Bill-eligible, and qualifying veterans […]

One-day programming camp GirlsCode++ returns to NewBoCo in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 17, NewBoCo announced on Tuesday. The beginning group, aimed at female students in grades 8-12, will learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. Girls with prior experience may choose to add JavaScript in an advanced group. The camp will also discuss […]

NewBoCo in Cedar Rapids and Code.org are taking applications to send representatives from two Iowa school districts on a trip to Seattle for the 2018 Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) Kickoff event on Dec. 3. District representatives will have airfare, hotel and food covered for the trip, and will attend a private reception, the national […]