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5418_8d2ff0639c_small March 18, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Portland Over the next three months, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, startup RecBob hopes to pick up its game. The team behind a recreational sports management app is one of 10 companies chosen to participate in the inaugural Nike+ Accelerator that kicked off today in Portland, RecBob founder John Schnipkoweit said Sunday. "They are giving the 10 companies the first access to (its FuelBand) API to look at that data … read more

4087_b21041cf26_small May 4, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Cedar Rapids Silicon Prairie News: When did you realize that RecBob had legs to carry on well past Startup Weekend Iowa City and become a full time gig, and what was that realization like? | Alex Frazier: A couple of things happened actually. First, when we shared the product idea with others, their reactions confirmed that the pain point existed and that we would be addressing a real problem. Then, a couple of weeks after Startup Weekend, we had the opportunity to present at the Technology Association of Iowa's Pitch and Grow, which we won — without even realizing it was a competition. Additionally, the stars seemed to align, and we were all ready and able to take the leap. The realization was exciting … read more

3404_d7798490ba_small January 10, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Cedar Rapids John Schnipkoweit (left), the co-founder and now former CTO of Ovation Networks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has gone full-time with an idea he first pitched at Startup Weekend Iowa City in October. And he's not alone. "I've sold all of my shares in Ovation Networks to my co-founder," Schnipkoweit said in an email interview on Friday. "There are three of us that are going ahead on RecBob full-time and two going part-time." Schnipkoweit, who's taken on the role of CEO, said RecBob is bootstrapping … read more

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