Yesterday myEDmatch was named the education technology winner of the V2Venture pitch competition at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas. Out of more than 200 applicants, myEDmatch—a job-matching site for educators that connects schools and teachers based on missions—pitched against five other finalists innovating in the education space.Read More
On July 6, Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux Falls residents will be unleashed on a respective citywide scavenger hunt for local vinyl music. Their only ally? A series of hints on the Internet.
Unfound Sounds is one of Michael Todd’s Omaha Code School projects, one he created with Ruby and jQuery.
“I needed to build a blog for class, but wanted to build something with a little more creativity and longevity,” Todd said. “Hopefully it builds community, too, but I think it’s just for fun.”Read More
In April, the Technology Association of Iowa’s president Leann Jacobsen announced she would be stepping down come the end of August. Now the organization, which has only ever seen one president, has begun the search for Jacobsen’s replacement…Read More
The Iowa International Center announced today that StartupCity Des Moines principal Tej Dhawan will be named one of the organization’s 2014 Passport to Prosperity honorees. The award recognizes Iowa immigrants…Read More
The deadline for the Iowa Business Plan Competition has been extended, so make sure to get your executive summaries in by Friday. The competition is meant to “stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Iowa…Read More
Organizers announced Wednesday that, in an effort to foster entrepreneurship in Iowa, a statewide Dream Big Grow Here pitch-off will be held May 15 in conjunction with EntreFEST…Read More
TopOPPS, the St. Louis-based startup intent on optimizing sales pipelines for companies, has received $700,000 in seed funding, including $250,000 from venture capital firm Cultivation Capital and the rest from its founder, Jim Eberlin, and private investors. The startup uses big data, analytics and algorithms to create efficiency for sales executives by letting them “react…Read More
Think Big Partners on Tuesday announced Sarah Snyder as the newest partner at the company, which produces events and hosts an accelerator and co-working space. She started in 2010 as a volunteer and then come on full time first as an event planner, and has also managed the co-working space the last few years. In…Read More
Pack, the social network for your dog, doesn’t have a full-fledged app just yet, but it’s got the next best thing: “one minute of happiness when you need it.”
Snack by Pack is a bite-sized app that delivers some of Pack’s best dog photos straight to your pocket once a day…Read More
Des Moines startup Bawte gained some national recognition Friday when co-founder John Jackovin took second place in the ReleaseIT at SXSW pitch competition. “It’s always a good idea to pitch any time you can,” Jackovin told the Des Moines Register. “Being at SXSW, it makes it an even better idea. While I would have loved to have won it, getting second…Read More