The Middle Bit: Week of April 30

Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, keynote speaker at EntreFEST in Iowa City, May 4.

Each week, Clay & Milk will curate a rundown of startup, tech and innovation news from “the middle.” Check back every Friday for that week’s Middle Bit.

Indiana

TechPoint Mira Awards Honor ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’. TechPoint

New York-based IAC, the parent of HomeAdvisor, has announced plans to acquire Indianapolis-based Angie’s List Inc. Inside Indiana Business

Indiana Farm Bureau invites all Hoosier entrepreneurs focused on food and agriculture to compete for $145,000 in startup funds. KPCNews

Iowa

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is looking for an Executive Director. AgFunder News

Regulations for ‘small cell’ technology may bring 5G wireless to Iowa. Business Record

Gravitate opens second location –– Gravitate Valley Junction. Gravitate Blog

Paul Singh‘s schedule for second tour to Iowa. Gravitate

Kansas/Missouri/Nebraska

Mid-America Angels makes five new investments, setting record pace. Startland

St. Louis launches apprenticeship program for cybersecurity. Midwest Cyber Center

2017 Silicon Prairie Award Winners announced. Silicon Prairie News