Iowa State program aims to boost ag-tech startups

Tue, May 31, 2016

Iowa State University Office of Economic Development & Industry Relations (EDIR)

Iowa State University and a group of investors have teamed up to boost the number of successful startups focused on innovative farming.

Combined, the university and investors have created Ag Startup Engine, a development program for agriculture technology companies. 

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​ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Helps Foster Entrepreneurs at ISU Research Park

Thu, May 26, 2016

Iowa State University Office of Economic Development & Industry Relations (EDIR)

​A new initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park will identify and fund innovative agricultural startups. The accelerator program, called the Ag Startup Engine, is part of a broader Iowa State initiative that is working to foster business startup, innovation and technology transfer.

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Workiva Helps Expand Open Data for Federal Government Spending

Wed, May 25, 2016

Workiva

Workiva, creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, will play a key role as a partner sponsor in tomorrow's DATA Act Summit here, which is expected to draw people from more than 40 federal agencies and state governments to assess the progress of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act).

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Dan Culhane: The Importance of Economic Development – Catalyst for Community Betterment

Tue, May 24, 2016

Iowa State University Office of Economic Development & Industry Relations (EDIR)

​Earlier this month, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) proclaimed the first week of May Economic Development Week to highlight the importance of a coordinated economic development effort in communities. When groups work in unison in the pursuit of economic development, new jobs are created and businesses are successful which ultimately supports a wide array of community amenities that are important to quality of life.

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StartUp Factory Provides New Opportunities

Wed, May 18, 2016

Iowa State University Office of Economic Development & Industry Relations (EDIR)

​​While one adventure ends by graduating from Iowa State University, another begins as the Iowa State Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) team prepares to launch a new avenue for students, faculty, and staff to create businesses with the StartUp Factory: a 52-week intensive program that will be housed at ISU Research Park (ISURP). An affiliated ten week summer program for students, CyStarters, also begins in June.

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Workiva Announces More Than 60 Sessions for Annual User Conference

Tue, May 17, 2016

Workiva

Workiva creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced that more than 60 different sessions will be offered at its fifth annual user conference, The Exchange Community, to be held September 7–9, 2016 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

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Ames man chosen for national award

Fri, May 13, 2016

America's SBDC Iowa (SBDC)

​Ted Bair, regional director of the Iowa State University Small Business Development Center (ISU SBDC) has been named the 2016 Iowa “State Star” by the national Small Business Development Center organization, America’s SBDC. 

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Iowa State engineers develop micro-sized, liquid-metal particles for heat-free soldering

Wed, May 11, 2016

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​Martin Thuo likes to look for new, affordable and clean ways to put science and technology to work in the world. His lab is dedicated to an idea called frugal innovation: “How do you do very high-level science or engineering with very little?” said Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. “How can you solve a problem with the least amount of resources?”

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Workiva Stocks Trending Positive

Tue, May 10, 2016

Workiva

​​The stock of Workiva Inc is a huge mover today! The stock increased 4.18% or $0.48 during the last trading session, hitting $11.96. Workiva Inc has declined 21.63% since October 2, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.13% the S&P500. The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $491.27M company.

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