14 11, 2018

Boeing promises Iowa State $6 million for engineering, innovation | The Gazette

By |2018-11-14T08:48:59+00:00November 14th, 2018|Corporate, Iowa|0 Comments

The Chicago-based Boeing Company — known worldwide for designing, making, and selling airplanes, rockets, and missiles — has committed $6 million to Iowa State University in hopes of enhancing the educational experience for its students, especially those eyeing engineering paths. A large chunk of the Boeing gift will support construction of Iowa State’s evolving Student [...]

2 08, 2018

Joint Iowa, Iowa State research teams win seed grants to launch bioscience projects 

By |2018-08-02T08:43:09+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Iowa, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

In an effort to spur greater collaboration between bioscience researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, the two schools have awarded seed grants to help investigators build teams, collect data, grow projects and win grants. This is the first year of the seed grant program supported by the Office of Research and Economic Development at [...]

17 07, 2018

Iowa State University Startup Factory continues to grow, announces two new cohorts

By |2018-07-17T08:43:55+00:00July 17th, 2018|Iowa|0 Comments

The ISU Startup Factory, a 52-week program housed at the Iowa State University Research Park, recently announced two new cohorts. The first of the two announcements will be the fifth cohort of the main program that takes place in Ames. The other will take place in Austin, Minnesota and will be the second cohort of ISU Startup [...]

26 04, 2018

Iowa State University CYstarters accelerator supports students’ big ideas 

By |2018-04-26T13:57:25+00:00April 26th, 2018|Competition, Iowa|0 Comments

With as much as $13,000 at stake, expectations were high. Judges were looking for viable, well-conceived concepts worthy of the investment. Those vying for the funding had 10 minutes to make their case. “The pitch is everything. I want to know how invested they are in the idea,” said Dave Sly, senior lecturer in industrial [...]

23 03, 2018

Iowa Startup Accelerator and NewBoCo announce incoming startup teams 

By |2018-03-23T14:18:28+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Iowa|0 Comments

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) is a nonprofit with the mission to accelerate world-changing ideas from Iowa, and to create impactful startup businesses that grow through its Iowa Startup Accelerator program. Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive program that matches tech-based startups with world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, seed funding, and product development expertise [...]

6 02, 2017

Grinnell College Innovation fund announces chosen projects

By |2017-02-06T08:59:18+00:00February 6th, 2017|Iowa, New Fund Announcement|0 Comments

Grinnell College announced on Jan. 26 the projects selected for funding by the Innovation Fund. The nine chosen projects cover a range of areas with a particular emphasis on digital technology and addressing issues of diversity. Now in its fifth year, the Innovation Fund was created for faculty, staff and students to test out new [...]

3 01, 2017

U Iowa diagnostics company gets $5.1 million of financing from state funding, other 

By |2017-01-03T08:52:44+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Iowa|0 Comments

VIDA Diagnostics of Coralville has completed $5.1 million of new investment funding, which will help commercialize the company’s lung imaging software and associated precision services. The funding was led by Chartline Capital Partners of Wilmington, Del., Rittenhouse Ventures of Philadelphia and Next Level Ventures, Rural Vitality Fund II and the Iowa Seed Fund, all based [...]

24 08, 2016

University of Northern Iowa’s incubator lets young companies develop with support programs

By |2016-08-24T08:33:36+00:00August 24th, 2016|Iowa|0 Comments

Last spring saw more than the usual “graduations” at the University of Northern Iowa. The Innovation Incubator at UNI’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation saw four companies — iTracking Research, Dyton Creative Inc., Follow Your Strengths and Red Lab Technologies — move up and out. Three-year-old iTracking had learned all it could in the [...]

11 03, 2016

New Iowa startup investment fund on the horizon

By |2016-03-11T07:54:19+00:00March 11th, 2016|Iowa|0 Comments

A new fund that would invest in Iowa startups is in the works after receiving certification from the state. River Glen Venture Partners aims to raise a pool of $25 million it would invest in early-stage companies, fund founder Matt Busick said. "We think that’s the right number to build a portfolio over four to five years of 10 (startups) [...]

1 12, 2015

UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses

By |2017-07-14T23:51:11+00:00December 1st, 2015|Iowa, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF). In place since 2007, the UI Commercialization GAP Fund Program has been highly [...]