Renew Rural Iowa backs Ag Startup Engine

Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​Renew Rural Iowa has joined backers of the Ag Startup Engine at the Iowa State University Research Park, joining Next Level Ventures and founding members Summit Agricultural Group, Ag Leader Technologies, Ag Ventures Alliance, and Peoples Co.

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20 students selected for third year of Vermeer International Leadership Program

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Vermeer Corporation

​A unique leadership program takes Iowa State University students beyond the classroom to better understand leadership and global challenges – such as clean drinking water, poverty and food insecurity – and the impact for international corporations.

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20 students selected for third year of Vermeer International Leadership Program

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Vermeer Corporation

​A unique leadership program takes Iowa State University students beyond the classroom to better understand leadership and global challenges – such as clean drinking water, poverty and food insecurity – and the impact for international corporations.

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Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa program partners with Iowa State University Research Park's Ag Startup Engine

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

​Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA), a statewide economic development initiative done in partnership with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa, Iowa Agriculture Finance Corp., and CIPCO, has teamed up with the Ag Startup Engine (ASE) at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park to bring education, mentoring, and financing resources to young Iowa entrepreneurs.

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Ag Startup Engine at ISU gets a boost

Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Iowa State University Research Foundation

​​The Ag Startup Engine, an initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park, has attracted a major investment from Next Level Ventures, a Des Moines-based venture capital firm.

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Iowa State hosts its own Shark Tank

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

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

​The sharks waited in the tank as the Entrepreneurship and Innovation learning community hosted its seventh Annual Innovation Pitch Competition on Wednesday.

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Growth at ISU Research Park meets needs of employees, community

Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Iowa State University Research Park Corporation

If you build it, they will come. It's a mantra that Iowa State University Research Park and university leaders have taken to heart, and it's working. 

The ISU Research Park is growing, and along with that growth, the research park is continuously adding amenities to meet the needs of companies hoping to attract and retain talented employees. Community outreach is an additional focus: the research park is a bridge between Iowa State and Ames and the central Iowa business community. With the number of employees at the research park expected to double over the next few years, this article explores the research park's current status and its plans for future growth.

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