Middle Bit: Fourteen companies to pitch their ideas at CYstarters demo day

Fourteen student-led startup companies will pitch their businesses at the CYstarters Finale Event, next Thursday afternoon.

This is the fourth cohort for the CYstarters program, an eleven-week summer accelerator for Iowa State students and recent graduates.

Each of the startups participating in the summer accelerator will be presenting to celebrate completing the program. This event will be live-streamed both on Facebook and YouTube on July 30 from 12-1:30. RSVP here.

Hawkeye Startup Accelerator Final Pitch event next Friday, July 31

For the last 11 weeks, the Hawkeye Startup Accelerator has been supporting and training 15 student startups, helping them to launch their business ideas using Lean Launchpad methodologies.

The Hawkeye Startup Accelerator Final Pitch event will take place next Friday, July 31 from 11-1 PM to hear our top teams pitch to a panel of judges Shark Tank style for the chance to win additional seed money for their business. RSVP here.

Koloni announces smart city summit for 2021

Pocahontas-based Koloni announced that it is launching its own summit in Chicago in May 2021. During this summit, industry leaders and companies will present and showcase the products offered on their platform.

Koloni has also announced that all of its partners with a turn-key bike share agreement of 25 bikes or more will receive free lockers to share more around their community. Now users will be able to access basketballs, tennis rackets, frisbees, and other shareable products around their community.