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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IICorp CEO Gives 3 Tips to Entrepreneurs

Kirk Bjorland, IICorp’s President and CEO, was featured in the July 7 issue of the Business Record with three tips for entrepreneurs. This is what Bjorland […]


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Manufacturing Will Get Us Out of a Growth Slump

For the past fifty years, economic growth has been declining. But, thanks to manufacturing, that may change. Industrial systems thinker, Oliver Scalabre, tells the audience […]


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TAI Summit to Unite Iowa Technology Community

The TAI Iowa Technology Summit will be held on September 26 in Des Moines. This summit will unite Iowa’s technology community to share ideas and […]


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NewBoCo, Code.org Partnership to Train Iowa Teachers to Teach Computer Science

Thirty-two Iowa teachers will learn to teach computer science thanks to a new partnership between NewBoCo and Code.org, a press release from NewBoCo said. According […]


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Get ahead of cybersecurity risks

Advanced manufacturing relies on the connectivity between processes and products. This puts your business ahead of the curve when it comes to innovations and efficiencies. […]


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View our 2016 Annual Report

IICorp invites you to read our 2016 Annual Report and learn more about the services, resources, and support we offer Iowa’s entrepreneurs!  


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IICorp’s Jordan Hobfoll to lead SBIR session

Join Jordan Hobfoll, IICorp’s Statewide SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, at an SBIR Lunch & Learn in the Quad Cities on June 7. He’ll be discussing all […]


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Boosting Iowa’s Advanced Manufacturing

Iowa’s entrepreneurial forte might be coming from an unexpected sector: advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing—using innovative technologies to create or improve products and processes—now represents the […]


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3 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs once said, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” In […]


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How to Rein In that Elusive Customer

Customers have more power than ever before when it comes to purchasing—much of it stemming from the myriad research and purchasing options they find online. […]


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Meet IICorp’s Board of Directors

Iowa Innovation Corporation recently announced the appointment of two new officers and the addition of two new members to its board of directors, effective May […]


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How does an entrepreneur get off the ground? Here’s one story.

What a visionary learns by starting one company is important. By the time he’s started three companies, he’s a pro. Dwight Stewart, CTO and Founder […]


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Raising money in Iowa

Want to raise money in Iowa? It can be done! Read about how Iowa entrepreneurs like yourself found funding to build their businesses. Find their stories […]


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Awards Program Boosts Entrepreneurial Environment in Iowa

Contributing $29 billion to Iowa’s GDP annually, advanced manufacturing uses innovative technologies to create or improve products and processes. Because of the significant role it […]


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How IICorp Monitors and Promotes Long-Term Business Success

The Iowa Innovation Corporation monitors and manages the portfolio of innovative Iowa companies that have received awards from several state funding programs through the Iowa […]


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Gross-Wen Technologies offers solutions for local wastewater treatment

Many small communities across Iowa are facing the challenge of upgrading their wastewater treatment plants to meet new regulatory mandates. Gross-Wen Technologies, an Iowa Innovation […]


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Igor and H.E. Williams Team Up in P.o.E. Partnership

H.E. Williams, Inc. has selected Igor, Inc. as a preferred software provider for the company’s turnkey Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting solution. “PoE has become a mainstream […]


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Denim™ reimagines marketing and distribution

Every entrepreneur has a story. Some start a business in college, some start a side hustle while still working full time, and others spend 20 […]


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Now Serving Smart Flights

Think back to the last time you enjoyed a beer flight. How quickly did you forget which beer was which? FliteBrite has transformed this common […]


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SBIR Conference Resources

Thank you for attending the SBIR/STTR National Road Tour Conference in Iowa. Below are resources from Wednesday’s program. A huge thank you to our sponsors, […]


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23 Speakers and Panelists Lined Up for Dream Big

We have a fabulous lineup of speakers/panelists and workshop leaders lined up for the Dream Big, Think BIGGER conference next week. Check them out Bios […]


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Meet Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood will be presenting an SBIR Workshop focused on contracting agencies proposals (DOD, NASA, DHS) at this month’s SBIR/STTR Pre-Conference Workshop in Iowa City […]


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Vilsack to Address SBIR/STTR Conference in Ames

  U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will speak to innovative Iowans at the SBIR/STTR National Road Tour Conference in Ames on Wednesday, August […]


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Meet the Henrys

Road tour agendaMark and Catherine Henry, founders of Grow Emerging Companies, have dozens of years of experience helping companies prepare applications for federal grants, specifically […]


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