Posts Tagged ‘iowa’

EntreFEST in Cedar Rapids this week, Venture School Launch Day tonight

Tominsky, David (@tominsky). “These are my people, my tribe. On an adventure together at #entrefest #EntreFEST2019.”  10:25 AM – May 16, 2019. Tweet Tominsky, David (@tominsky).  “Love that @geoffwood does this crash course on the Iowa Startup Scene and excited to have it as one of the first sessions at #EntreFEST2019.” 9:09 AM – May…

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Tractor Zoom bridges farmers and machinery auctioneers

Tractor Zoom is the creator of a platform designed to digitally connect farmers with equipment auctioneers across North America. Founder Kyle McMahon grew up in Fairfield, a small ag community in southeast Iowa. His work ethic and love for equipment led him to start a lawn and landscaping business. He sold the business to fund…

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Companies pitch at Dream Big Grow Here in Sheldon, Iowa

Five finalist companies in northwest Iowa competed for a chance to win cash prizes to help grow their businesses. The fifth annual Dream Big Grow Here event, held at Sheldon, Iowa’s Crossroads Pavilion Event Center, took place on November 15. The committee selected five finalists to compete for first, second and third place prizes totaling…

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Sioux City Launch Week begins today

Sioux City Launch Week kicks off today with a wide range of events aimed toward engaging northwest Iowa’s entrepreneurial community and building a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. Launch week is organized by Iowa’s West Coast Initiative, led by the economic development organizations in Plymouth, Monona and Woodbury counties, which are working together to increase entrepreneurial activity…

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VetMeasure raises $1.36 million in angel funding

VetMeasure raised $1.36 million in angel funding from undisclosed investors on October 26. The Ames, Iowa-based company was founded in 2015 by Kevin Maher, and uses Bluetooth technology and a web application to track health and physiological conditions of dogs in real time. The company has developed a dog harness it calls MeasureON! that detects…

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Cedar Rapids-based SwineTech raises a new round for planned expansion

In a recent SEC filing, SwineTech disclosed the raising of a $1.5 million debt round to begin its expansion into other states and countries. The company, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the provider of unique technologies that facilitate piglet safety during pork production. Using multiple proprietary technologies including acoustics and artificial intelligence algorithms, the…

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iotaMotion receives $2.1M in additional round of financing

Iowa City, Iowa based medical device company, iotaMotion, filed paperwork with the SEC regarding their October 9, 2018 $2.1 million raise. The company provides cochlear implants (“CI”) to moderate hearing loss sufferers. The device dramatically expands the CI market by moving the bar for access to the devices down to moderate impairments by lowering the…

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Tractor Zoom completes raise

Des Moines based startup, Tractor Zoom, completed a funding raise on September 12. Innova Memphis and other undisclosed angel investors participated. Innova Memphis is an early-stage investment firm that focuses on starting and funding high-growth companies in the biosciences, technology and ag-tech fields. Approximately 70% of farm equipment auctions globally take place in the U.S.,…

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AppLink.io launches App Growth and gears up to expand nationally

The soft launch of AppLink.io’s Mobile App Analytics platform in 2017 aimed to get the Des Moines startup on the radar of the rest of the Midwest’s ecosystem. Now, a year later, the company is launching their new App Growth platform and preparing for a national launch. “We took a step back and really worked…

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