Cedar Falls, Iowa – Business Testimonial
Jam City leaders now showcase the Cedar Falls, Iowa studio as proof that you don’t need to be on the Coast or in Austin to make globally popular software and games.
“Top talent drives our industry,” said Josh Yguado, Jam City’s co-founder and president. “To be honest, it can be easy to overlook talent that’s not in your backyard. That’s not a mistake we’re making, so we’re hiring the best and brightest where we find them, and Iowa is one area whose talent—and technological infrastructure—we’re not ignoring.”
Jam City’s mobile gaming titles include Panda Pop, Juice Jam, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, Marvel Avengers Academy and megahit Cookie Jam. People play Jam City games more than 30,000 times a minute in every part of the world.
Where are you looking and why? Knowing this unlocks the potential of content and advertising design. And that’s the focus of iTracking Research Inc.!
In 2012, iTR co-owners Mike Whitson, chief research scientist, and Bill Harwood, director of research, began conducting advertising and user-experience research at the Center for Business Growth and Innovation (CBGI), a business incubator at the University of Northern Iowa. Using behavioral neuroscience and technology to conduct their research, the company gathers data to provide marketing agencies, web designers and PR firms the information needed to ensure a successful product or media launch. iTR clients include start-ups to Fortune 100s.
A potential client has clicked on your website and you only have a handful of seconds to capture his attention. How are you any different than dozens of other companies out there?
Time’s up. Does this tale have a happy ending? It does when Pixel Labs is on your side!
“Our business is built on a digital infrastructure,” said Zach Everman, Pixel Labs’ CEO and creative director. We working with more than 70 clients across the country.” Everman added.
“Eight TB of data that we are able to sync remotely is something I never even considered being part of our workflow when we started” exclaimed Everman.
“But now it plays an integral part in producing media for clients across the country. The high-speed communication network in Cedar Falls is solid, extremely reliable. It’s a privilege to have that type of connection,” said Everman.
There are literally thousands of companies that promise to help you build your online traffic. So how do you know if that dog can hunt? Red Lab Technologies is the Alpha Dog of the Internet!!!
After getting its start at the Center for Business Growth and Innovation, a business incubator at the University of Northern Iowa, Red Lab now operates out of Mill Race co-working collaboration space in downtown Cedar Falls. It’s here that fellow entrepreneurs and businesspeople can network, generate new ideas, learn from one another and build their businesses.
“Entrepreneurs are a lot more accessible to you in the Cedar Valley, and they are very giving of their time,” said CEO/Owner Greg Jass.