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Staff Bios

Jordan Hobfoll

Statewide SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator

Jordan Hobfoll joined the IICorp in April of 2015 as Statewide SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator. Jordan has start-up experience as the founder and CEO of Energy Simply, a concierge retail electricity management service targeting Illinois and Texas. He also worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Company in Houston, where he focused on strategy and operations for energy, manufacturing, and clean technology companies.

As state coordinator, Jordan works to advance SBIR/STTR activities in Iowa to help increase the number of federal grants to companies in the state. He works closely with businesses, research and educational institutions, federal program managers, and statewide service providers to accelerate projects with significant commercial potential.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business, Jordan received his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

To contact Jordan: telephone 515.421.4038 or email

Anne Price

Program Coordinator

Anne Price joined IICorp in November 2017 as Program Coordinator.  She previously was a nanny for a private family and facilitated Venture School with the University of Iowa.  At IICorp Anne will administer the SBIR/STTR peer-to-peer mentoring program.  Anne is interested in the way start-ups think and enjoys cultivating relationships.

Anne earned a B.A. in Communication Studies, Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management, and Museum Studies Certificate from the University of Iowa.