Thu, Apr 26, 2018
The 2018 Young Entrepreneur Convention Elevator Pitch Competition winners, L-R: Nebullam's Danen Pool (3rd), Hurd Health Group's Dillon Hurd (2nd), Speeko's Nico Aguilar (1st).

Good Showing For Iowa State-Based Entrepreneurs in Statewide Pitch Events

Hurd Health Group, Swoon Event Studio, Woof Rider and Nebullam earn prizes AMES/DES MOINES, Iowa — A number of Iowa State University student entrepreneurs from Iowa State University Startup Factory (SUF) and Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship’s CYstarters programs took advantage of opportunities to pitch their startup businesses at events held in Ames and […]



Iowa-based agriculture companies are shaping the technology scene by redefining the industry itself. The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is an influential voice for the state, connecting Iowa’s up-and-coming tech leaders to one another to drive innovation and statewide impact. Each year, companies and individuals sparking change across the $11 billion tech landscape are nominated […]


PowerPollen Named Agricultural Technology Company of the Year

Chairman Gage Kent presents the Cultivation Corridor-sponsored award DES MOINES, Iowa — Ankeny-based agtech company PowerPollen℠ was named the Iowa Agricultural Technology Company of the Year during the Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) 2018 Prometheus Awards Thursday night. Sponsored by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor®, the AgTech Company award recognizes an agtech company that demonstrates industry leadership […]

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Student works on growing food in space for NASA

The following article was originally posted on April 12, 2018 via Inside Iowa State, written by Iowa State student, Jessie Darland. By Jessie Darland Using his background in technology and horticulture, doctoral student Alex Litvin interned with NASA last summer to study how to grow plants in space. Litvin worked for 10 weeks in NASA’s […]

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U.S. News: Des Moines ranked 4th best place to live

U.S. News and World Report ranked Des Moines the fourth best place to live in the nation according to an April 10, 2018 release. The annual rankings are based on an analysis of public data from sources such as the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Labor, and user opinions. […]

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Progress Update: Iowa AgriTech Accelerator’s FarrPro

By Alex Ivanisevic, Communications Assistant Cultivation Corridor Last year, the Cultivation Corridor saw the completion of the first cohort for the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator and with it, graduating member FarrPro entered the Iowa animal health industry. An agtech company based in Iowa City, and recently adding an office located in the ISU Research Park, FarrPro […]