The Iowa EdTech Collaborative has been awarded a $393,184 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce‘s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the advancement of edtech growth in the state of […]
Iowa City-based company Pear Deck announced last week that it has been acquired by GoGuardian, an education technology company based in Los Angeles, California. Pear Deck was co-founded in 2015 by Riley Eynon-Lynch and Michal […]
After working in higher education for 25 years, Mark Salisbury grew frustrated as each incoming class struggled to understand how much they’d be paying for college.
ACT, the nonprofit behind the standardized college-readiness test has acquired ScootPad, a developer of online curricula for K-8 students. “With so many millions of students forced to learn at home during this difficult time, they need […]
The Iowa EdTech Accelerator has announced the four companies that will take part in its first-ever cohort beginning this March. This year’s Iowa EdTech Accelerator participants are: The four selected startups will each receive $25,000 […]
Last month, NewBoCo announced a new accelerator program in Iowa City, establishing the Midwest’s first-ever edtech-specific accelerator program. The new accelerator program—called Iowa EdTech Accelerator—is modeled after NewBoCo’s current Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA), but will focus […]
While working as an elementary school art teacher, Jessica Balsley realized that there wasn’t much by the way of continuing education for teachers in her field. So she and her husband Derek Balsley set out to […]