We will work with our partners to
Develop leaders at the forefront of innovation
Problem: Our region's companies lack enough leaders experienced in product development, responding to disruptive change, and organizational agility.
Develop talent to build innovative products
Problem: Many of our region's companies can't grow here because they can't find the specialized talent they need.
Grow new companies
Problem: Entrepreneurs need structured, easy-to-access support as their businesses grow and change.
Invest in entrepreneurs and high-growth companies
Problem: Many of our region's startups and companies fail to find capital here, so their growth is limited or they leave to find capital elsewhere.
Lead the nation in computer science education
Problem: Iowa needs a technology-savvy workforce to thrive in the 21st century. Yet in 2017, only 40% of Iowa's K-12 schools offered Computer Science.