Thanks to the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City-based foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation, we'll be live-streaming all nine speaker presentations of our Thinc Iowa conference at no charge and ad-free. With this awesome opportunity in mind, we'd ask that you take part in today's important conversation – Thinc Iowa's mission is to provide a common ground between established corporations and startup companies.
To learn more about Thinc Iowa, see thinciowa.com and Geoff Wood's post, "Thinc Iowa is our next big thing".
Expect speakers to talk for be 30-35 minutes, with each taken 5-6 questions from the audience. To learn more about the speaker, see Michael Stacy's post: "Get to know the Thinc Iowa speakers".
Join or follow the the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag, #ThincIowa.
Here's today's schedule
8:00 a.m. Doors open, registration begins at the Temple for Performing Arts (1011 Locust St), Complimentary breakfast sponsored by Pioneer – Conference limited to Thinc Iowa badge holders
9:00 Opening remarks from Geoff Wood and Jeff Slobotski of Silicon Prairie News
9:05 A Thinc Iowa welcome from MC Matt McIver, Artistic Director the Des Moines Social Club
9:15 Andy Murray, Founder and Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi X, Founder of Mercury 11
9:50 Jerri Chou, Founder and Managing Partner of Lovely Day
10:20 Break sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership
10:50 Luke Vandermillen, leads Marketing for Retirement and Investor Services at the Principal Financial Group
11:20 Paige Craig, CEO and Co-Founder of BetterWorks
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided by The Principal Financial Group – Lunch limited to Thinc Iowa badge holders
1:15 Ben Milne, CEO and Co-Founder of Dwolla
1:50 Douglas Olson, Partner Director of Development for Microsoft Expression Studio
2:25 Break sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership
2:50 Extended Speaker Q&A
3:30 Robbie Vitrano, Co-Founder and Chairman of Trumpet Group
4:00 Break sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership
4:10 Scott Case, CEO and Board Member of the Startup America Partnership
4:40 Ben Silbermann, Co-Founder of Pinterest
5:20 Closing remarks by Geoff Wood and Jeff Slobotski, Silicon Prairie News
8:00 Thinc Iowa Closing Party presented by Microsoft BizSpark at Americana (1312 Locust St) – Open to the public
Thanks also to Livestream for the providing us with a one-month premium account, and to Evolve for the full live streaming production.
Note: Schedule subject to change.