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Vermeer Awarded Dealer’s Choice Award for 5th Time in 7 Years

Vermeer Corporation was recently named as a 2019 Dealer’s Choice Award recipient by Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) within the Shortline Manufacturer category. Mindi Vanden Bosch with Vermeer says the Dealer’s Choice Awards are based on results from the EDA Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey, given annually to equipment dealers throughout the country.

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Workiva Wins Technical Innovation of the Year Award for Wdata

Workiva announced that Wdata won a Gold Stevie® Award for Technical Innovation of the Year and the People’s Choice Award for Big Data Solutions from The American Business Awards®. Workiva also won a Silver Stevie® Award for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Bronze Stevie® Awards for Most Innovative Company of the Year and Software Company of the Year. The awards were presented at a gala ceremony in New York last night.

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Ag Startup Engine Makes Initial Investment in VetMeasure

“VetMeasure’s technology has the ability to dramatically improve an animal’s recovery rate through consistent, reliable health metrics. We’re excited to work with Ag Startup Engine because we’re confident that the harness will have an impact on animal and livestock health throughout the future,” said Kevin Maher, Founder and President of VetMeasure.

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Simplifying the Complex

“Some of the best software engineers in the Midwest are coming out of Iowa State,” Vesey says. “We have access to talent and resources. The challenge for us now is keeping them in Iowa.”

The IdRamp team includes 11 employees spread between its offices in Ames and Indianola, and other locations scattered throughout the U.S and Offshore. As they continue to extract value from the curriculum and connections afforded by the Startup Factory, Vinton says they are focused on delivering a solution to producers that will help them stand apart in a crowded marketplace.

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A unique lab experience for systems engineering students

ISU ABE Professor Matt Darr (standing), works with undergraduate senior Lucas Brouillete during a hands-on lab activity. Photos by Kate Tindall. Editors Note: The following article was originally posted on May 21, 2019 via Iowa State University College of Engineering...
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IEDA awards funding to four startups

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board has approved innovation funding for four startups located in Ames, Davenport, Prole and Coralville.

In total, the IEDA awarded $800,000 in funding. Here are the four startups that received funding:

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Workiva to Present at Needham Emerging Technology Conference

AMES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Workiva (NYSE:WK), the leading cloud provider of connected data, reporting and compliance solutions, today announces its planned participation at the Needham Emerging Technology Conference on May 22, 2019 in New York, N.Y.Stuart Miller, Workiva Chief Financial Officer, plans to present at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time.The presentation will be webcast live, and an archive of the presentation will be available for a limited time under the “News and Events” section on the company’s investor relations website investor.workiva.com.

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Sanders named new ISU Research Park president

The following article originally appeared on May 7, 2019 via the Ames Tribune, by Robbie Sequeira, Staff Writer In a journey that included a few managerial roles with a minor league baseball club in Birmingham, Ala. and a ice hockey club in Montana and serving as a...
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Beautiful Land Spring Market Set for June 1st

Beautiful Land Market, Ames’ premiere handmade and vintage pop-up market, is set to hold their newest pop-up event, a Spring Market, on Saturday, June 1st from 9am-4pm at the Vermeer Applied Technology Hub, 2710 South Loop Drive, in the ISU Research Park.

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Workiva opens German, French offices

The following article was originally posted on May 1st, 2019 via Ames Tribune by Tribune Staff. Ames-based Workiva announced this week the opening of offices in Frankfurt, Germany, and Paris. In the announcement, made Tuesday, Workiva CEO Marty Vanderploeg said...