Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C., Denison

Ever since they were young, twin sisters Jennifer Zupp-Smith and Jessica Zupp have always been partners. They have always wanted to work together and own their own law firm. In 2013, they made this dream come true when starting Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C. This family business is owned by the two sisters, is […]

Bader Service and Sales Inc., Salix

Husband and wife, Aaron and Allison Bader, decided to open up Bader Service and Sales Inc. in April 2016. Aaron had previously worked as a mechanic and shop foreman for several trucking companies for nearly 10 years. He realized he wanted to be his own boss and put customers first. Based out of Salix, Iowa, […]

Nebullam, LLC, Ames

Clayton Mooney, Danen Pool, and Mahmoud Parto, owners of Nebullam Inc., have been invested in changing the way we farm indoors since 2016. As a team comprised of longtime friends and college alumni, they have bonded together in order to launch not just an indoor farm, but also a revolutionary tech start-up. Modern indoor farming […]

Bark & Play Dog Daycare & Suites, West Burlington

Bark & Play Dog Daycare & Suites was established in 2014 by Ann March. She was working long hours and found it difficult to find someone to care for her dog. She decided to open a dog daycare, and has since added additional services including boarding suites, in-house dog baths, and even homemade dog treats. […]

AgCom Insurance Agency, Holstein & Cherokee

In March 2007, Sheryl was teaching elementary reading for the BCIG School District. Her husband was an agriculture and commercial lender and had many clients that were farmers. Sheryl saw the need for a convenient solution of providing both commercial insurance along with crop insurance at one location. She continued teaching for a few more years, and […]

Dan and Debbie’s Creamery, Ely

Dan and Debbie’s Creamery, located in Ely, has successfully expanded over the years. Committed to building a sustainable farm and modern day dairy processing facility, they have dedicated themselves to providing the freshest, most wholesome farm-to-table dairy products in the area.  Today, the Creamery is home to squeaky cheese curds, handcrafted ice cream, and cream […]

VerdiLife, Iowa City

The University of Iowa SBDC has been consulting with Mahdi since he was a student in 2016. He is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Iowa, and he is from Iran. He has won numerous business plan contest around the world and he just finished up venture school where I was a […]

lienwaivers.io, Sioux City

In mid 2015 Geoff Arnold, Luis Trejo, and Sean Richardson met at a Sioux City business networking event. Geoff had just moved to Sioux City from New York City, where he was VP Technology for a digital media startup. Geoff, Luis and Sean connected over their shared interest in technology and entrepreneurship. Not long after, […]

VWG, Indianola

VWG ’s Success Story “The most surprising and triumphant part of expanding my small business has been winning new opportunities with existing clients and gaining control over my everyday life.” Aaron Neely had worked in the imports industry for years prior to setting up his own small business, VWG. What started out as a side […]

Innovators Academy, Ankeny

After fourteen years of teaching in top-tier schools around the world, including New York City and Dubai, Annie Barrows combined her love of teaching with the future of technology to create a business that gives back to the youth in its community. Barrows started Innovators Academy to provide children with a “makerspace” where they can […]