28 episodes

Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation! For more information, visit https://IowaInnovation.org.

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Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation! For more information, visit https://IowaInnovation.org.

This podcast is powered by NewBoCo.

    #26: Innovating Community Connection (ft. Robert Abbott of Innovate 120)

    #26: Innovating Community Connection (ft. Robert Abbott of Innovate 120)

    Join hosts Rob Merritt and Aaron Horn sit down with Robert Abbott, Founder and Executive Director of Innovate 120. The group discusses Innovate 120's humble beginnings, how they're retro-fitting an old bank building to meet their needs, and how they're prioritizing their community.
    To learn more about Innovate 120, visit innovate120.org. You can also reach Robert Abbott at info@innovate120.org or under Innovate 120 on social media platforms.
    Season Two of Iowa Innovation is sponsored by Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Iowa's largest law firm valued for high-quality representation. With offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids, Nyemaster Goode’s broadly diverse practice offers solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law. For more information, visit nyemaster.com.
    Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation!
    For more information on this podcast, as well as additional tools and resources, visit IowaInnovation.org.
    This podcast is powered by NewBoCo and produced by the L.A.S. Media Group.

    • 35 min
    #25: Telling the Story of Failure (ft. David Hayes of Coe College)

    #25: Telling the Story of Failure (ft. David Hayes of Coe College)

    Join hosts Rob Merritt and David Tominsky as they sit down with David Hayes, President of Coe College. The group explore how Coe College and NewBoCo are working together to offer innovative opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs at Coe College through its C3 (Creativity, Community, and Careers) program, and David Hayes also shares some insight into leadership and what it means to truly grow from your failures.
    To learn more about the programs and competitions under Coe College's C3 umbrella, visit coe.edu/academics/coe-difference-centers-and-programs/center-creativity-careers/creativity/creative-opportunities-competitions or contact Barb Tupper at btupper@coe.edu.
    Season Two of Iowa Innovation is sponsored by Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Iowa's largest law firm valued for high-quality representation. With offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids, Nyemaster Goode’s broadly diverse practice offers solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law. For more information, visit nyemaster.com.
    Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation!
    For more information on this podcast, as well as additional tools and resources, visit IowaInnovation.org.
    This podcast is powered by NewBoCo and produced by the L.A.S. Media Group.

    • 43 min
    #24: Reinventing Love (ft. Cat Cantrill of The Agency)

    #24: Reinventing Love (ft. Cat Cantrill of The Agency)

    Join hosts Rob Merritt and Jessica Abdoney as they explore the innovation of love with Cat Cantrill, founder of the Cedar Rapids-based company The Agency, a modern matchmaking service. Cat shares how she fell backwards into this line of work, how she's uniquely qualified to find success in this space, how she's innovating with unique opportunities such as live game shows, and Cat reviews Jessica's "Ick" list.
    To learn more about Cat and The Agency, visit TheHeartAgency.com.
    Season Two of Iowa Innovation is sponsored by Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Iowa's largest law firm valued for high-quality representation. With offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids, Nyemaster Goode’s broadly diverse practice offers solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law. For more information, visit nyemaster.com.
    Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation!
    For more information on this podcast, as well as additional tools and resources, visit IowaInnovation.org.
    This podcast is powered by NewBoCo and produced by the L.A.S. Media Group.

    • 53 min
    #23: Limitless Possibilities for Women in Tech (ft. Jess Bertling)

    #23: Limitless Possibilities for Women in Tech (ft. Jess Bertling)

    Join hosts Stacey Teltser and Samantha Dahlby as they talk with UX developer Jessica Bertling. The trio explore what it has meant for them to hold jobs in the tech industry as women, the numerous opportunities out there in this field, some of the stigmas of working in this space, and even being a parent in tech.
    The group also discusses GirlsCode++, a one-day event to teach 8th-12th grade students about the limitless possibilities of technology through hands-on learning. To learn more about this free event, sponsored by Trimble, visit newbo.co/event/girlscode-2022/.
    Season Two of Iowa Innovation is sponsored by Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Iowa's largest law firm valued for high-quality representation. With offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids, Nyemaster Goode’s broadly diverse practice offers solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law. For more information, visit nyemaster.com.
    Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation!
    For more information on this podcast, as well as additional tools and resources, visit IowaInnovation.org.
    This podcast is powered by NewBoCo and produced by the L.A.S. Media Group.

    • 31 min
    #22: Funding Innovation in Iowa (ft. Eric Engelmann of ISA Ventures)

    #22: Funding Innovation in Iowa (ft. Eric Engelmann of ISA Ventures)

    Join host Rob Merritt as he sits down with Eric Engelmann, prior Executive Director of NewBoCo and current Partner at ISA Ventures. Rob and Eric discuss an exciting development at ISA Ventures, Eric shares advice for startups looking to raise capital, and they explore how ISA Ventures is trying to help businesses grow (and maybe even stay) in Iowa.
    ISA Ventures is Iowa's first multi-stage venture capital studio. For more information, visit ISAVentures.com.
    Season Two of Iowa Innovation is sponsored by Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Iowa's largest law firm valued for high-quality representation. With offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids, Nyemaster Goode’s broadly diverse practice offers solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law. For more information, visit nyemaster.com.
    Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation!
    For more information on this podcast, as well as additional tools and resources, visit IowaInnovation.org.
    This podcast is powered by NewBoCo and produced by the L.A.S. Media Group.

    • 44 min
    #21: The Gamification of Cybersecurity (ft. Aaron Warner of ProCircular)

    #21: The Gamification of Cybersecurity (ft. Aaron Warner of ProCircular)

    Join hosts Rob Merritt and Dan Tuuri as they sit down with Aaron Warner, CEO of ProCircular. ProCircular is a cybersecurity and compliance firm providing guidance to organizations looking to improve their security readiness and address the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats. Aaron shares some surprising stories from his time in cybersecurity, a look into what brought him into this line of work, and the surprising ways he and others are innovating cybersecurity through video games.
    To learn more about ProCircular, visit www.ProCircular.com.
    Season Two of Iowa Innovation is sponsored by Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Iowa's largest law firm valued for high-quality representation. With offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids, Nyemaster Goode’s broadly diverse practice offers solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law. For more information, visit nyemaster.com.
    Welcome to Iowa Innovation, the weekly podcast that will introduce you to new ideas, new tools, and the lessons learned from real Iowa innovators. Join a rotating cast of expert hosts from NewBoCo every Wednesday as they talk with the best innovators, educators, and entrepreneurs Iowa has to offer. So get those ideas off of the whiteboard and accelerate your growth with Iowa Innovation!
    For more information on this podcast, as well as additional tools and resources, visit IowaInnovation.org.
    This podcast is powered by NewBoCo and produced by the L.A.S. Media Group.

    • 42 min

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What a great podcast that highlights ways people in Iowa are innovating to stay competitive in entrepreneurship and the growing demand of tech talent. Inspiring stories from around the state!

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