Middle Bit: 3 Iowa companies make Inc. Magazine’s 250 Most Successful Companies

Inc.’s annual list of the 250 Most Successful Companies in the Midwest has been released and three Iowa companies have made the list.

Topping the list of Iowa companies was Rocket Referral in Des Moines, coming in at rank 75. The company saw a two-year-growth of 242% according to the website.

The other Iowa companies to make the list were McClure Engineering of Clive ranked at No. 120, and Moxie Solar of Iowa City, ranked at No. 127.

Hatchlings launches online egg hunt to raise money to fight COVID-19

Social gaming company Hatchlings has launched Egg Hunt Online, a way for real-life communities — churches, neighborhoods and other communities — to move their canceled Easter egg hunts online and raise money to fight COVID-19 in the process.

Players will hunt for beautifully illustrated eggs, try to collect them and find interactive puzzles and printable coloring pages.

Every hunt hosted will raise money to fight COVID-19. Hatchlings is hoping to raise over $100,000.

Iowa City Startup Weekend set for July 17-19

Tickets for Startup Weekend Iowa City 2020 are now on sale.

Set to take place July 17-19, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which entrepreneurs, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and then deliver final presentations at the end of the weekend. Over the course of the weekend, teams will be challenged to create a prototype of their minimum viable product, that fits the needs of their target customer.

This year’s event will be held July 17-19 and will be held either in-person at MERGE or online, depending on the situation surrounding COVID-19 at that point in time.

Tickets for the event are can be purchased here.