50+ startup community events for October

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ISA Week Eight: The art of the pitch

Learn about the art of the pitch and hear elevator pitches from five Startup Accelerator teams.


'Creative college towns' share lessons learned

How do people, places and programs work together to shape vibrant startup communities?


ISA Week Six: Gut Check

The teams soul search and decide to push forward in the Iowa Startup Accelerator.


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VIDEO: ISA Week Eight: The art of the pitch

Eric tells us how the teams prepare their pitches and team members from Common Loan (formerly Shop Tutor), Re-APP, ClikHome, Produce Run and How Factory (formerly Kyoger) give us their elevator pitches. Previously:  Week 6: Gut check Week 5: Speakers and teachers Week... read more

Immersion journalism through Stronger Together

With Stronger Together, a collaboration at the Gazette Company I am a part of, it is our hope that we explain the causes, characteristics and solutions to the problem of poverty in Linn and Johnson counties. The best way to do this is to illuminate the struggles,... read more

VIDEO: ISA Week Six: Gut Check

During week six of the Iowa Startup Accelerator teams were asked to do a “gut check” and decide if they wanted to continue pursuing the businesses they came to the accelerator to build. Andrea Hansen, Nate Matherson, Beth McKeon, and Blake Rupe tell us how... read more

GALLERY: Scenes from the farmer’s market.

<>Cobble Hill was selling tacos and promoting their happy hour in front of their restaurant on Second Street SE. The final downtown Farmer’s Market in Cedar Rapids happened this Saturday, our city’s harbinger of Autumn. Farmers were selling apples... read more

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