Applications are now open to Iowa State University students or recent graduates for CYstarters, a 10-week summer accelerator assisting participants with their startup or business idea. Selected students will receive $6,500 for an individual or up to $13,000 per student team to spend the 2019 summer pursuing their business model from May 20 to Aug. […]

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, […]

From left: Founder and CEO Adam Hass, Head of Business Development Rob Hugen, Head of Marketing Michael Dunn. Photo provided. Des Moines software analytics startup AppLink.io is launching a new web and mobile application platform to offer app developers and marketers full-view insights into the app’s performance and engagement. Based in Johnston, AppLink.io’s App Growth Platform will bring […]

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 […]

Emily Steele first noticed how slow foot traffic was at the East Village while shopping for a wedding outfit one afternoon. “The story in our city was that the East Village is a thriving community, that downtown should be just like the East Village and how do we make downtown just as successful,” Steele said. “The […]

Catch Des Moines communications manager Jordan Powers and director of development and partnerships Jen Cross advertise Brew Moines during happy hour at Monday, hosted by El Bait Shop. Catch Des Moines has a bit of a scavenger hunt available for Des Moines residents – as long as they’re 21 years or older, of course. Fans […]

When Brad Dwyer founded Hatchlings Inc. in an Iowa State University dorm room in 2008, he couldn’t have predicted what the social media landscape would become. Dwyer’s mobile games company requires a few basic permissions for users to play using Facebook’s API (application programming interface): Hatchlings needs a user’s name, email address and Facebook social […]

An increasing number of baby boomers are turning to entrepreneurship over traditional retirement, according to a new survey by financing company Guidant Financial. Entrepreneurs over age 50 accounted for 44 percent of respondents to the survey, which found that boomers accounted for 54 percent of all current U.S. business owners. Sixty four percent of those […]