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St. Louis: Johego wins $270K contract with Missouri Foundation for Health

A new contract between Johego and the Missouri Foundation for Health will help the tech startup further connect people in need with medical and social services throughout Northeastern, Central, and Southwestern Missouri.

Johego will be adding 18 additional counties to their coverage area which will enable nearly 1.1 million Missourians to find medical and social services through the platform.

The $270,000 contract stipulates that Johego create a browser-based equivalent of their smartphone application so that anyone can search their service directory using their laptop and desktop computers for free, including police officers in their squad cars.
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Altoona, Iowa: TAI announces winners of 10th annual Iowa Women of Innovation Awards

Last week, the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced the winners of the 10th annual Iowa Women of Innovation Awards Presented by Workiva. The awards dinner recognized dozens of women from across Iowa who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

The event featured a keynote presentation by Lea Hickman, Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group and former Product Lead for Adobe’s Creative Cloud.

“One of the goals of TAI’s board of directors is to engage more women in technology. The Women of Innovation Awards provides the great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Iowa’s incredible STEM leaders” said TAI President, Brian Waller. “TAI works to foster a diverse technology community by promoting inclusive workforce initiatives welcoming to women, rural Iowans, and minority populations. We’re proud of companies, like Workiva, that are working to make Iowa a more welcoming place for women in technology.”
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Des Moines, Iowa: Steve Forbes discusses agtech at Prairie Crest Capital Conference

More than 150 national ag leaders joined together earlier this month at the Prairie Crest Capital Annual Ag Tech Investor Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, which featured legendary investor Steve Forbes as the keynote speaker.

Forbes spoke about the importance of technology in agriculture and the impact globalization has had on the industry.

“Over the past 30 years, no industry has become more globally interconnected than agriculture,” remarked Forbes during his keynote address. “Ag companies are continuing to innovate with cutting-edge research and development. However, they cannot succeed without capital. We lead the world by being better, smarter, and not being afraid to take risks. Now is the time to take risks and invest in these new technologies allowing companies and ideas to flourish.”

The day focused on the important role the Midwest must play in the ag tech investment effort. Multiple companies at different business stages from across the country showcased their latest ideas featuring new technologies and advancements.
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DivvyHQ adds content performance analytics, Continues rollout of 3.0 platform

DivvyHQ announced the launch of a new and comprehensive analytics offering and new content dashboard interface as part of its 3.0 platform release. The analytics product is a multi-channel dashboard solution that aggregates data from multiple sources and monitors the performance of published content to aid in future content ideation and planning.

“Our mission has always been to simplify the most challenging aspects of the content marketing process. Now we’re happy to offer a simple-but-powerful analytics solution that is sleek, intuitive, and easily understood by everyone from the content creator to the CEO,” said DivvyHQ Co-founder Brock Stechman. “With DivvyHQ Analytics, our customers now will be armed with the insights to see how their content performed, which will help guide strategy for future content items.”

DivvyHQ Analytics enables data connections from more than 150 sources such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, as well as most social channels. The analytics module is an add-on extension of DivvyHQ’s core content marketing platform and will be offered only to DivvyHQ Enterprise customers.
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