innovationIOWA Magazine Launch Party April 5th at 5:00-7:00pm

The Business Record Presents: innovationIOWA Magazine Launch Party and the DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER OF THE YEAR 2017

Presented by Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations & The College of Business

5-7:00pm / DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year announced at 6:00pm

1805 Collaboration Place – Ames, IA / Food & Beverages Provided – RSVP Not Required – Invite Others

Join the Business Record and statewide leaders at the launch party for the 4th annual innovationIOWA Magazine. Network with statewide leaders, hear visionaries reflect on the state’s innovative achievements, meet the next generation of leaders, and more. You will also learn who this year’s DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year will be. The launch party will be held at the new Iowa State University Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, IA.

The innovationIOWA Launch Party draws over 300 leaders from across the state to mix and mingle, hear visionairies reflect on this year’s achievements, meet the next generation of innovators and more. A host committee of over forty of the region’s top business innovators will attend that hail from a variety of industries critical to Iowa.

“Iowa State University and ISU Research Park continue to push innovation and create economic opportunities for Iowans. We look forward to showcasing that as we host the 2017 innovationIOWA event” Michael Crum – Vice President, Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations.

The DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year Award is the third annual award that honors a leader who exemplifies Iowa innovation and that has created change, transformation, ingenuity and inventiveness through new measures and methods in the state and has helped the advancement of Iowa industry. Past honorees included Harris Vaccines and NewLink Genetics.

DuPont Pioneer is proud to present this award: “As part of Iowa’s powerful innovation engine, DuPont Pioneer uses the science of our labs and the land to maximize productivity and sustainability to meet the needs of the world’s farmers. We are proud to play a role in Iowa’s growing reputation as a technology leader.” Judd O’Connor – Pioneer Vice President – Integrated Operations & Commercial Effectiveness

The innovationIOWA Magazine features in-depth editorial detailing Iowa’s innovative companies critical in our state’s economic growth including Bioscience & Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Technology, Energy and STEM. This is the only glossy & digital magazine that highlights the people and companies that are driving the Iowa business economy. 10,000 copies are distributed statewide and a digital version is available online at www.BusinessRecord.com

For more information contact: Katherine Harrington – InnovationIOWA Magazine Sales Manager/katherineharrington@bpcdm.com 515-689-4447

innovationIOWA Magazine 2017 Sponsors:

Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations & the College of Business – Presenting Sponsor

DuPont Pioneer – innovationLEADER of the Year Sponsor

Zarley Law – Supporting Sponsor

Danfoss – Supporting Sponsor

Kent Corporation – Bioscience and Agriculture Chapter Sponsor

John Deere – Advanced Manufacturing Chapter Sponsor

Eurofins – Technology Chapter Sponsor

Kemin – STEM Chapter Sponsor

Alliant Energy – Energy Chapter Sponsor

Cultivation Corridor – Special Section Presenter

Iowa FFA Foundation – Gatefold Presenter

 

Statewide Launch Party Leader Attendees:

Mufit Akinc

Iowa Energy Center

 

Matt Busick

River Glen Venture Partners

 

Jay Byers

Greater Des Moines Partnership

 

Anne Carter

Alliant Energy

 

Dan Culhane

Ames Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development

 

Michael Crum

Iowa State University Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations

 

Rob Denson

DMACC

 

Marv Debner
BKD, LLP

 

Tej Dhawan

Mango Seed Investments

 

Mike Ekiss

Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists

 

Andy Flynn

Flynn Wright

 

Rod Foster

RSM

 

Katherine Harrington

Business Record

 

Craig Hill

Iowa Farm Bureau

 

Joe Hrdlicka

Iowa Biotech Association

 

Craig Ibsen

Next Level Ventures

 

Gage Kent

Kent Corporation

 

Kathryn Kunert

MidAmerican Energy

 

Steven Leath

Iowa State University

 

Sean McMahon

Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

 

Sean Murray

Eurofins

 

Julie Newell

Danfoss

 

Bill Niebur

Origin Agritech

 

Judd O’Connor

DuPont Pioneer

 

Dave Paulsen

Transamerica

 

Matt Rizzai

Workiva

 

Sarah Rajala

Iowa State University College of Engineering

 

Joshua Remington

Iowa FFA Foundation

 

Roby Shay

Grinnell Mutual

 

Steven Sipe

UTC Aerospace Systems

 

David Spalding

Iowa State University College of Business

 

Steve Sukup

Sukup Manufacturing

 

Angela Swanton

Zoetis

 

John Teeple

John Deere

 

Tom Toner

SSAB Iowa

 

Jeff Weld

Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

 

Brent Willett

Cultivation Corridor

 

Tim Zarley

Zarley Law

 

Shane Zimmerman

Wells Fargo

 

And many more!

 

 

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