Innovation Index: Iowa Startup Accelerator launches and more startup news

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Welcome to the Innovation Index! Each week, we'll round up links and stories from around the web relating to startups, innovation and entrepreneurship in Iowa’s Creative Corridor and around the state. You can help! Email me news and notes.Plus, a new way to read this curated feature - check out Better? Worse? Indifferent? Let me know.

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“It’s not just startups over in the corner, it’s everyone getting together to do it."

Eric Engelmann, managing director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator

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Mark your calendar:

  • November 7-8: Designing the Digital Future, a human-centered approach to informatics. A new conference happening in Iowa City. More information and registration at
  • November 11: The Gift of Failure: Todd Smith, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Dreamfield Ventures, will speak at the Sandage Entrepreneurial Lecture Series. Information on
  • November 16: 3D Printing 101 at the S.T.E.A.M. Room Fab Lab. Information on
  • November 17, 19, 20: Informational sessions for Venture School. Information on
  • November 21-23: Startup Weekend Cedar Falls. The first for that community, and part of Global Startup Battle! Information on
  • Send any startup community events I missed to

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