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iotaMotion receives $2.1M in additional round of financing

17 October, 2018

Iowa City, Iowa based medical device company, iotaMotion, filed paperwork with the SEC regarding their October 9, 2018 $2.1 million raise. The company provides cochlear implants (“CI”) to moderate hearing loss sufferers. The device dramatically expands the CI market by moving the bar for access to the devices down to moderate impairments by lowering the...

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Project BBQ is cooking up a management system for educators

17 October, 2018

Teachers have a lot on their plates. They may be handling the curriculum for more than a hundred students, overseeing projects and mentoring after-school clubs. Trying to stay on top of it all is tough, but the Cedar Rapids-based Project BBQ is hoping its management system will make things easier for educators. Project BBQ is...

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Coolfire Solutions Lands Big Round

16 October, 2018

St. Louis startup Coolfire Solutions raised $11.5 million dollars last week from Clayton Capital, a firm closely tied to Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and IrishAngels. The firm, which provides real-time situational awareness via their Ronin Platform helps customers understand the environment in which they find themselves. Specifically, Ronin provides an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that can...

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Pipeline: The Midwest’s secret weapon

16 October, 2018

In 2006, KTEC (Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation) created the Pipeline program and recruited Joni Cobb to organize and run the nascent company. The goal of the organization was to build a sustainable, long-term entrepreneurial training and mentoring network. Entering its 13th year, Pipeline’s success is measurable. The entrepreneurs that have graduated from Pipeline have created...

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Ensmarten Saturday: International IP issues for startups

13 October, 2018

By Beau Jackson Congratulations! You have developed or launched an innovative new product or service, and your business dreams are becoming a reality. It’s all very exciting. One thing you may not have considered much, however, is whether your innovations or brand are susceptible to infringement in the international context. Will competitors try to make...

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