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2018 DID turn out to be a helluva good one! Looking back..

2018 DID turn out to be a helluva good one! Looking back..

An Iowa company won the 2018 National Rural Challenge, again -> https://lnkd.in/eTvZPYF. Congrats Matthew Rooda! AND 3 Iowa companies made the Top Ten in 2019’s competition -> https://lnkd.in/embqy_C. Congrats to Clayton Mooney, Steven Brockshus, & Mitchell Hora as well...

Sandy Ehrig & Nathan Katzer were named to & continue their work, serving as Co-Chair & Task Force member, respectively, on the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative -> https://lnkd.in/e6YC58Z. Much to look forward to from this group in the months ahead!...

Ag Startup Engine hit major milestones with the 7 Iowa based portfolio cos. creating >40 jobs here in IA & raising >$10M combined in follow-on capital -> https://lnkd.in/e26HiPT. Congrats Joel Harris & Kevin Kimle and all 7 cos.!...

AND hashtag#RuralVitalityFunds portfolio cos. like SmartScripts & Smart Ag continue to build and grow right here in IA. All in all, a pretty fun year and have a feeling 2019 will be just as great!!!



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