Portfolio Category: Success Stories

Jewell Dentistry

Dan Scarrow – Jewell Dentistry, Jewell, IA Big city dentistry, small town service   The dream of many young students attending dental school is to one day own their own practice. While a lofty dream for many, it became a real life success story for Dan Scarrow – with a little help from longtime Jewell…
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Worth Brewing Co

Peter Ausenhus & Margaret Bishop, Co-owners, Worth Brewing Company Brewing Big Dreams in a Small Town Worth Brewing Company in Northwood, Iowa is a pioneer in a now rapidly exploding nano and micro-brewing industry. Co-owner Peter Ausenhus began his brewing career at Summit Brewing Company in Minneapolis, one of the Midwest’s early microbrewers. Peter became…
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Performance Livestock Analytics

Big data and data analytics thrive on Iowa’s prairie Dane Kuper & Dustin-Balsley, Co-founders It’s a mistake to think entrepreneurial companies only grow in urban canyons, suburban parks, or academic halls. The most recent winner of the annual statewide John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition is a rural company serving rural customers by applying the same…
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Legacy Logistics Freight

Winner of the 2016 Iowa SBDC Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sarah Novacek, President & Owner, Legacy Logistics Freight, Inc.  Sarah Novacek is building a multi-million dollar logistics business from humble beginnings as the newly-wed wife of a kid from a truck-driving family, just trying to help her husband find loads…
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