Innovation Index: This week in Creative Corridor startup news

Innovation Index: This week in Creative Corridor startup news

Welcome to the Innovation Index*! Each week, I’ll round up** links and stories from around the web relating to startups, innovation and entrepreneurship in Iowa’s Creative Corridor and around the state. This is a content experiment and I’d love to hear feedback on whether this is useful. -Sarah Quotable: “I love lions, I think they’re bad ass, and I hope you love lions, too.” — David Tominsky, organizer of Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids, on Cedar Rapids pride Obviously, the top story of the week must be Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids. I’ve been to a few Startup Weekends in my day, so I know they’re amazing events, but I was still completely blown away by the energy and the diversity of people who came out to try something new. I reflected on the experience here. More coverage:  Meet the 8 teams of the inaugural Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids via Silicon Prairie News; 8 companies to pitch at Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids via The Des Moines Register; We’ve changed our name to FullStack via (the former) Cramer Dev – Josh Cramer announced the change during his speech Friday night (also in Silicon Prairie News); Reporting from inside Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids via We Create Here; Inspired by connections, ideas built at Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids via We Create Here; Big ideas at Startup Weekend in Cedar Rapids via KCRG-TV9; An idea out of left field via CBS2; Baseball loyalty program takes top prize at Startup Weekend via Des Moines Register (shoutout to several of our FusionFarm colleagues who were on this team); More awesomeness than you can handle via the #SWCR14 hashtag on Twitter. Shout outs: The Cedar Rapids Science Center is seeking exhibitors for its third annual Mini Maker Faire, scheduled for…