Iowa Innovation Corporation                          June 24, 2015


First grader at Hillside Elementary in West Des Moines using Access Code technology
Coralville Company receives $900,000 to continue developing reading software
Drs. Carolyn Brown and Jerry Zimmerman have launched several successful companies that help students learn to read. Their latest venture, Foundations in Learning, recently received a large federal grant to extend an elementary reading program into the middle grades. Read more here.  

Agendas Set for SBIR Road Tour

Have you registered for the SBIR/STTR National Road Tour? IICorp, along with several key organizations, is sponsoring the event which brings program managers from national funding agencies to talk with business startups about how to obtain federal funding. To prepare for this exciting one-day stop on the national tour, we are also offering a pre-conference.

Click here for the pre-conference agenda.
Click here for the conference agenda.
Click here to register.


We're Moving!
Beginning July 1, IICorp headquarters will be in the Insurance Exchange Building, 505 Grand Ave., Suite 835, in Des Moines. Come see us!
Rachel's favorite things are in this photo: Bella, her dog; her bike, her favorite book and her innovative product, Fetch-N-Go.
Board profile: Rachel Hurley
We want you to get to know IICorp by getting to know members of our Board of Directors. This issue, meet one of our newest additions to the board, Rachel Hurley.
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June 30 is Meteor Watch Day. In addition to keeping an eye out for meteoric rise of startups in Iowa, we'll be keeping our eyes to the skies for evidence of worlds beyond.   (cc)

Business is like riding a bicycle; either you keep going or you fall down.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
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