Tags Archives: innovation

Lil Sidekick kicks up a stir in baby products.

POLK CITY, Iowa – You and Yours LLC is a new company kicking it in the fast-growing baby products industry with its product Lil Sidekick. Founder and Polk City resident Amy Vohs invented the Lil Sidekick as a solution to her own frustration. When her fi ...

Athena GTX pioneers telemedicine applications.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Athena GTX designs wireless miniature medical monitors that can save lives and cut the cost of health care. Athena has developed products for both military and civilian markets with a wide range of applications. Electronic systems s ...

Swineguard designed to protect newborn pigs.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Swineguard is a startup business founded by a pair of University of Iowa students, Matt Rooda and Abraham Espinosa. The business is focused on just one product, a device designed to reduce operating costs for small pig farmers by eli ...

ClinicNote wins award to explore market demand.

DES MOINES, Iowa — ClinicNote, a startup company founded by three Iowa State University students, recently received a $25,000 grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The young company has worked with the Global Insurance Accelerator ...

BirdDogHR bags funding for software development.

DES MOINES, Iowa — BirdDogHR, a Des Moines startup, recently received a $300,000 loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The company recently moved into new headquarters in Urbandale with an eye toward adding up to 70 new personnel. ...

1Comm Medical gets boost for telemedicine innovation.

ANKENY, Iowa — 1Comm Medical, Inc., an Ankeny-based telemedicine startup, has received a $300,000 loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to grow and expand its business. 1 Comm has developed a cloud-based software that connects medical perso ...

BOGO Bowl wins award to break into new markets.

DES MOINES, Iowa — BOGO Bowl, a Des Moines-based pet food startup, has received a grant of $25,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. BOGO Bowl opened for business in 2012. The company sells pet food almost exclusively online. The company p ...

Emmyon pioneers treatments for aging muscles.

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Researchers at Emmyon, a biotechnology startup, and the University of Iowa have identified two natural compounds from fruits and vegetables that combat atrophy of muscles. Emmyon is working to translate those compounds into nutritiona ...

An ocean in Iowa? Inland Sea plans aquaculture system.

AMES, Iowa — Inland Sea LLC is an Ames-based joint venture formed in 2014 between Heartland Global and Global Aquaponic Foods. The company is planning to build recirculating aquaculture system facilities for salmon production. The first facility will re ...

NuMake to make new chemicals in Clinton.

CLINTON, Iowa – NuMake was awarded a loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to help develop marketing for its product n-Butanol. Founded in Clinton in 2014, NuMake is a biobutanol refinery. Its product n-Butanol is a valuable chemical ...

Grant supports gene therapy research at NaturemiRI.

CORALVILLE, Iowa – NaturemiRI has won a $25,000 grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to develop new research capabilities and treatments for diseases. Founded in Coralville in November 2014, NaturemiRI is based on the work of Dr. ...

Mazira invents data, document handling software.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Mazira, a software development company founded in 2011 in Iowa City, has won a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The company has developed proprietary software that allows companies to aggregate, manipulate and searc ...