Startup designed to reveal Iowa’s ‘hidden advantages’ as an EdTech destination
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Iowa universities, government organizations, and tech businesses alike have banded together as members of the Iowa Innovation Council — a group formed with the mission of advancing Iowa as a landmark EdTech state.
Iowa companies have been trying to become leaders in new forms of education such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality with innovative techniques such as “EdTech,” or Education Technology.
Adam Keune, co-founder of educational software company Higher Learning Technology, said he sees “Iowa nice” as a double-edged sword. While the down-to-earth, helpful nature of Iowans is what helped his company take off years ago, he said it has also been the state’s downfall.