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July 22, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

A USDA official will be in Lincoln July 31 for a seminar on Small Business Innovation Research federal grants. The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's East Campus ... read more

7090_077b44833c_small July 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Last week the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded five startups grants or loans from the Demonstration Fund, including two Iowa tech startups. read more

7074_a31e57bb52_small July 17, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Las Vegas 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

7031_8bf4344ab3_small July 3, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 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

July 3, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines 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

6976_3c5c78587e_small June 17, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines 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

June 16, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Des Moines 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

March 19, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City 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

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