The NewBoCo Intrapreneur Academy in Cedar Rapids is taking applications for a year-cohort beginning in October. Five to eight teams will be accepted for academy training that focus on a different innovation competency standard per quarter: Agile, Methods, Culture and Strategy. Teams in the inaugural cohort, which wrapped up in June, represented a mix of […]

Tickets are still available for EntreFEST 2018, scheduled for May 17-18 in downtown Cedar Rapids. Presented by the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, EntreFEST organizers bill it as one of the largest celebrations of the Midwest’s entrepreneurial community; panels advertised by EntreFEST focus on female founders, cybersecurity, creativity in the […]

Thirty-two teachers have graduated from NewBoCo’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program, a multi-week computer science course offered in partnership with Code.org, NewBoCo announced this week. During the 2017-2018 course, teachers taught 1,774 students computer science skills previously inaccessible to students. In 2016, an estimated 75 percent of Iowa’s public schools were not able to offer […]

NewBoCo’s inaugural Intrapreneur Academy welcomed six teams to spark innovation within their organizations last week. A mix of nonproft, for-profit and government entities are spending the next year to focus on four competencies of innovative organizations: Agile, Methods, Strategy and Culture. Each quarter will focus on one of the four competencies through workshops, networking groups […]

In 2008, David Tominsky was working in downtown Cedar Rapids, just blocks away from the Cedar River. That June, monumental river levels stopped everyone in their tracks. “The building that I worked out of – the basement was completely filled, and the water came up ten or eleven feet onto that first floor,” Tominsky, now […]