Thinc Iowa: The return of the startup T-shirt roundup
If, as we posited in May, Big Omaha is like Paris Fashion Week — and at this point we see no grounds for questioning that claim — then it stands to reason that Thinc Iowa is akin to a runway show in Milan. Sure, Versace and Prada are replaced by Zaarly and Dwolla. But, still, it all comes down to who you're wearing.
With that in mind, Silicon Prairie News set a crack team of intrepid reporters loose on the streets of downtown Des Moines on Friday — or, more accurately, I walked around creeping people out by asking to take photos of their shirts — to get an idea of the hottest look for the 2011 fall conference season. Here's what I found.
Uh oh. Did Flynn and her Dwolla cohort Jordan Lampe call each other the night before Thinc Iowa and plan this? Well, we'll give them a free pass this time. After all, they had to make sure to properly rep their startup with Dwolla CEO Ben Milne speaking at the conference.
And, with that painfully bad pun, we're throwing in the towel — or the T-shirt, as it were — on this version of the SPN startup T-shirt roundup. But if you have photographic evidence that you sported startup schwag at Thinc Iowa, send it our way and we'll add it to the roundup.
And, until next time, keep donning those startup duds.