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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Laura Stein

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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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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