Iowa’s Economic Development Roadmap

In December 2017, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg and representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Innovation Council (IIC) […]


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Iowa Ag Tech Start-Ups to Watch in 2018

With 2018 in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about what the trends of the year are and how they can help to revolutionize […]


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Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

Iowa is known for its agribusiness, and in 2016, the state successfully launched the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator. This group is a mentor-led accelerator based in […]


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How Accepting Failure Can Positively Affect a Start-up’s Success

No one goes through life without messing up, and the same goes for any company. When you begin your start-up venture, there is a lot […]


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Are You Making These Tax Mistakes?

Are you operating a new business or thinking about starting up a company? There are a lot of factors that go into this process, such […]


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Why Start-Ups and Corporations Should Collaborate

If you’re opening a start-up, it may seem like collaborating with a corporation is a big risk. Corporations have experience, money, and more employees — […]


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AI Applications for Your Start-Up Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved away from being just a buzzword to becoming a part of our everyday lives. We’ve seen chat bots pop up […]


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Industry 4.0 is the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Industry 4.0 is more than just a new buzzword: It’s the next phase in the digitization of manufacturing that has potential to change the way […]


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Why Start-Ups Succeed

Start-ups aren’t always easy, some succeed and some fail. But it’s understanding why they end in the results that they do that will help you […]


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How Start-up Accelerators Have Become Popular

Start-up accelerator programs are known to be a path to faster progress for entrepreneurial companies. In fact, the success boost that entrepreneurs receive from these […]


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2017 Iowa Women of Innovation Award Winners

On Monday, November 13, the Technology Association of Iowa hosted the 10th annual Iowa Women of Innovation Awards. These awards are given to recognize and […]


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How to Give a Great Sales Presentation

Have you ever given a sales presentation—and heard crickets in response? Maybe your presentation was too long, or you didn’t connect with the audience. Sales […]


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How Lean Manufacturing Can Boost Sustainability

“Lean manufacturing” is becoming more common for leading manufacturers, but do you know just how powerful a lean approach can be when it comes to […]


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Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Ambassador Program

Through Elevate’s new Ambassador Program, Iowa manufacturers are able to represent both their company and the manufacturing industry at events and in presentations. This gives […]


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DMACC and ISU Partner to Create the Iowa Cyber Hub

As cybercrimes have increased over the years, the nation is facing a shortage of cybersecurity workers. With this realization, Iowa State University (ISU) and Des […]


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Artificial Intelligence Myths

We’ve heard a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and robotic automation, but have we been hearing the truth this whole […]


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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)? Cyber security is important to all businesses, especially smaller ones. Smaller businesses are […]


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Manufacturing Day 2017

Starting in 2012, Manufacturing Day has become a celebration all across the country. It is a day for students, manufacturers, and participants to inspire the […]


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IICorp Announces Staff Changes

Des Moines, Iowa—Iowa Innovation Corporation (IICorp) has announced changes with its leadership team. IICorp president and CEO Kirk Bjorland has announced his resignation in order […]


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Iowa SBIR Showcase Success

This month, Iowa Innovation Corporation held the McKee, Voorhees & Sease Iowa SBIR Showcase in Iowa City. One hundred participants attended, and 115 meetings with […]


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Inventors to Entrepreneurs

We hear about inventors and entrepreneurs all the time, but what about inventors becoming entrepreneurs? Daniel Spulber, professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg […]


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Women of Innovation Awards

This year, the 10th Annual Women of Innovation Awards will be held on Monday, November 13 at the Meadows Event Center. Come celebrate and recognize […]


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Advanced Manufacturing in Des Moines

Located near major interstates, railroads, airports, and cities means that Des Moines, Iowa is the perfect spot for advanced manufacturing businesses. Not only is it […]


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IICorp Awarded FAST Grant

Iowa Innovation Corporation has received one of 16 Federal and State Technology (FAST) grants of up to $125,000 from the Small Business Administration. This award […]


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John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center venture school

Apply to John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s Venture Program

Have a great business hypothesis but need help getting it off the ground? Apply to the John Pappjohn Entrepreneurial Center’s premier venture program until Sept. […]


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A Startup’s Guide to Sales

Sales can be a love-hate relationship, but it is something all startups need to succeed. In order to get to the success point, there are […]


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How Startups Outdo Corporates

Sometimes ideas have been repeated so often that they need to be reinvented. This is where startups come in. Most startup companies are innovative, adaptive […]


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Traits of Successful Inventors

You don’t need to be the world’s smartest person to be an inventor, but you do need the right traits and attitude to succeed. In […]


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Does Profitability Matter as a Startup Company?

Does profitability matter if you are a startup business? The easy answer should be yes, but there are some instances when it doesn’t matter. In […]


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Former White House CIO to Speak at Iowa Technology Summit

Former White House Chief Information Officer Theresa Payne will give the Iowa Technology Summit keynote presentation, a press release from the Technology Association of Iowa […]


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