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Creative Corridor Dream Big” – Ready to Go in America!, a pocket guide and mobile app that aims to help international students navigate life in the United States and adapt to American culture, won the Dream Big Grow Here contest in Cedar Rapids. – Iowa’s Creative Corridor blog


“I’ve always heard the USA is a country of dreams. Now I know it is truly a reality.” – Mekinda Mekinda, an entrepreneur from Cameroon and creator of Ready to Go in America!, after winning Dream Big Grow Here via Iowa’s Creative Corridor blog


Product and business updates

  • StartupCity Des Moines, a tech startup incubator, welcomed a new resident startup, Poster Zen – Des Moines Register
  • Ready to Go in America!, an idea for a pocket guide and mobile app designed to help international students and other recent immigrants overcome culture shock, won Dream Big Grow Here, a program of MyEntre.net – The GazetteCorridor Business Journal and Press Citizen
  • MacPractice released version 4.2.3 with numerous functionality enhancements – Press Release
  • Instin’s Teachers.io is now integrated with the startup’s other app, myHomework – myHomework blog post


  • John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center – “Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center: The center that means business” – The Gazette
  • Startup Weeeknd Des Moines – “Fashion app wins Startup Weekend” – Des Moines Register
  • Startup Weekend Kansas City – “Kansas City Startup Weekend crowns king of entrepreneurial jungle” – Kansas City Business Journal
  • Startup Weekend Kansas City – “Startup Weekend KC” (Videos) – Kansas City Public Television

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