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Dewsly, EyeVerify named to Dell for Entrepreneur’s Founders 50 fall class

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Last week Dell for Entrepreneurs announced the second class of its Founders 50 program, which selects companies disrupting their respective industry and equips them with resources like quality mentorship and marketing firepower, to name a few. While the list named companies from five different countries, two members of the Founders 50 class hail from a little closer to home. Kansas City-based startups Dewsly and EyeVerify both were selected to take part in the Founders 50 program for their impact on the fields of education and security respectively.  read more

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VoterSnap fills you in on candidates before you fill out your ballot

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OMAHA—Patrick John Stevens realized around the time of the 2012 presidential election that he often stepped into a ballot box knowing exactly which candidate he would choose for president—but past that, voting became difficult. He sometimes recognized names of senators, house representatives and legislators, but didn’t know anything about their background, stance on various topics, or even the responsibilities of the position at stake.   read more

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How to create an entrepreneurial center of gravity like Gravitate

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It's been less than a month since Des Moines' newest community focal point, Gravitate, opened on the third floor of the Midland Building, located at the corner of Sixth and Mulberry Streets. With more than 40 co-workers and all of the space's private offices already filled with local startups, Gravitate's beginnings might just seem like the successful opening of a new office space through a set fortuitous circumstances. But, in reality, the city's newest community center grew out of months of planning and involvement from countless people across the central Iowa entrepreneurial community…  read more

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Spectator aims to change way Iowans follow high school sports

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IOWA CITY—It's no secret that in Iowa, high school sports, particularly football, garner some serious attention. But as Jon Myers and some of his University of Iowa classmates found, following your high school alma mater can oftentimes be tricky, with lots of different outlets spreading incomplete or outdated information across the web. So the former high school athletes decided to take action.  read more

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Local app developer creates app to order lunch from NewBo Market

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CEDAR RAPIDS—When Jarod Smith first started building mobile apps in January 2013, the market was still fairly new to him. "I've been doing web development for 14 years now," Smith told SPN. "But I've been doing coding of some kind for almost 20 years. Web development got me into mobile apps and I found I could use my web tech knowledge to build cross-platform mobile apps."  read more

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