ETALYC, an Ames SaaS provider focused on improving traffic flow and safety, has been selected to participate in the 2020 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C. ETALYC will be one of several university-affiliated startups featured in the showcase hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Association […]

MākuSafe, the West Des Moines-based wearable technology startup designing for industrial employee safety, will launch its wearable armband device and MākuSmart SaaS platform later this month, the company announced on Tuesday. The company will produce a limited number of hardware devices for 2020, of which approximately a third have been reserved by industrial users and workers’ […]

Ames-based data compliance software provider Workiva has opened two new offices in Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France, the company announced this week. Workiva also has offices in Amsterdam and London, as well as in 12 U.S. cities and two Canadian cities. French and German companies are struggling with global statutory reporting, Workiva said, and beginning […]

Des Moines-based RosterApps, a provider of airline ground crew scheduling software, has been acquired by Ohio company ARCOS LLC, reports Silicon Prairie News. ARCOS will retain RosterApps’ Iowa office and employees. The acquisition will combine RosterApps’ software-as-a-service airline platform with ARCOS resource management to fully automate scheduling, shift-trading, callout and track of flight and ground […]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved innovation funding for four startups based in Iowa, the IEDA announced on Friday. The startups include an international company with global headquarters in Ames, two agtech startups and a software-as-a-service application used to store proprietary information. Awardees are Automed ($300,000 loan from the Innovation Acceleration Fund); IAM […]

BirdDogHR CEO Todd Skokan is named as the SaaS Report’s Top 50 SaaS CEOS of 2018, BirdDogHR reported Wednesday. Rankings are based on company growth, work culture, product technology, financial performance and professional experience, according to the SaaS Report. BirdDogHR grew from 12 employees in 2013 to more than 60, earning the company a spot […]