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Six months later: Where are the Iowa Startup Accelerator teams today?

Launch Day marked the end of the Iowa Startup Accelerator’s first class, but in reality, it was just a beginning.


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All the latest tech, startup and entrepreneurship news for Iowa’s Creative Corridor.



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Learning to code, week 1: An adjustment in course

This summer, Sarah is getting outside of her comfort zone by taking Dev/Iowa, a nine-week course in web development fundamentals. We’ll be blogging along the way, highlighting the local tech community, and probably asking for help.  Week one brought HTML, CSS... read more

Praise for the backyard

I spent a recent Sunday afternoon lazily watching clouds tear across a Robin’s egg blue sky at a friend of a friend’s Junior McMansion on a cul-de-sac. The backyard had a view across a valley of similar homes arranged in winding rows, surrounded by woods. You... read more


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Ben explores new urbanism and how cities work.

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