Manufacturing in Iowa

Manufacturing is one of Iowa’s largest industries, making it an important asset to the state’s economy. In fact, manufacturing contributes $31 billion to Iowa’s economy, […]


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VIDA

STEM is poised to change the world as we know it, and VIDA is one of the companies leading the way. VIDA is an Iowa-based […]


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Noddle gives nonverbal patients a voice

When patients can’t communicate with their caregivers, it becomes a frustrating guessing game as to what would make the patient most comfortable. Patients who are […]


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SAFI-Tech is Revolutionizing Flexible Electronics Manufacturing

The smartphones, tablets, and laptops that we tow around every day have dramatically changed our lives, but the “smart” tech invasion has only begun. The […]


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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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 iotaMotion enhances cochlear implant outcomes

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, more than 300,000 people in the United States use cochlear implants to improve their ability […]


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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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Dental School Dropout Finds Startup Success

When Alec Whitters was studying for his dental board exams, he was frustrated by the antiquated study methods available to him; basically, flash cards. So […]


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Saving Lives

Mark Darrah, President and CEO of Athena GTX in Johnston, received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Iowa State University and then, as so many […]


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Moving Mountains (Almost)

HMR (under the umbrella of Atlas Enterprises) got its start in the late 1960s, designing and engineering heavy transport equipment including custom dollies. Their products […]


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Fueling the Fitness Industry

Kamath Biosciences founders, Jay and Anant Kamath, with education and experience in biochemistry and human nutrition, have developed scientifically formulated  powdered fitness beverage mixes and […]


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Bucking Tradition

What was the motivation for Dawn Ainger to take a leap from being a software engineer at Genova Technologies in Cedar Rapids, to being its […]


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Instrumental Change

Darliea Dingel-Fehr had an idea, based out of need, as most good ideas are. She was training to be a surgical technician, and found that, […]


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Curing Cancer Via Russia and the Ocean Depths

So, what is a guy with an undergrad degree in Russian language, an MS in marine chemistry and a PhD in chemical oceanography doing in […]


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A Good Start

Beginning in 2017, any third grader in Iowa who does not pass a basic reading assessment will repeat third grade unless they attend and pass […]


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Heart Surgery Rock Star

Twenty five years ago, Steve Mickelsen was a successful rock musician, working part time in a hospital laboratory to help pay the bills. Doctors there […]


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