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6735_54a995bab8_small April 22, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines It's been a whirlwind couple of months for Des Moines ecommerce startup Men's Style Lab. In late Dec. 2013, the company's co-founder Derian Baugh learned he and CTO Aaron Hoffman had been accepted into gener8tor, a 12-week Madison, Wisc.-based accelerator… read more

April 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Technology Association of Iowa president Leann Jacobsen announced Friday that at the end of August she will be to stepping down spend more time in her hometown of Spencer, Iowa. Jacobsen, who has held the position for almost nine years, is the only president TAI has ever had… read more

6724_4ab6c48459_small April 18, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Des Moines The Silicon Prairie News team gathered in Des Moines Thursday night for the city’s first meetup of the year. Prior to the event, staff spent the workday with the fine folks at StartupCity and were able to catch the live taping of the Welch Avenue Show ... read more

6712_488cc27e3d_small April 17, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines They say that victory is sweet, but in Phil James' case, it was also pretty spicy. Yesterday amateur competitive eaters and community members gathered at East Village's Tacopocalypse for the second Change Challenge… read more

6714_bd4e854b82_small April 16, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Over the past few months, entrepreneurs, co-workers and local community leaders have gathered at StartupCity Des Moines to discuss the needs of the central Iowa startup community, particularly in regards to what will happen after StartupCity's funding runs out at the end of September. Now StartupCity principals Christian Renaud and Tej Dhawan have compiled suggestions and community input ... read more

6695_497f89b835_small April 11, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (Guest post by Frank Merchlewitz) A list post! Hooray! It was only a matter of time before I created some good old-fashioned clickbait. Let me start by saying I love Codecademy. I couldn’t have gotten to the level I’m at now without their introductory Javascript course. But as any good web developer will tell you, the best way to learn is by actually building something… read more

6686_bd2407b924_small April 9, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Eastern Iowa startups stole the show at the Technology Association of Iowa's ninth annual Prometheus Awards Wednesday evening in Des Moines. Higher Learning Technologies, Banno, ClusterFlunk and TelePharm all took home honors from the annual Iowa-focused awards. Coralville-based HLT won Best Mobile Application ... read more

April 9, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines A new investment fund called Nestmint, announced today, will bridge the gap from idea to proof of concept for some of Iowa's earliest stage startups. Tej Dhawan and Mike Colwell, on behalf of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, ... read more

6672_fe81bbca64_small April 4, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Des Moines Before we shift into high gear for Big Omaha in May, the SPN team is heading to Des Moines to catch up with our friends in the community. Stop by StartupCity Des Moines on Thursday, April 17, for the filming of the Welch Avenue Show at 4 p.m., then head east only a few minutes away on Locust to join us for happy hour drinks and conversation at The Continental in the East Village ...  read more

6662_2b92d56be2_small April 2, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Things have been going pretty well for Des Moines startup Change—the point-of-sale app just surpassed 225,000 transactions, garnered 10,000 downloads and its team is prepping to unveil a new feature. So the Change team decided a celebration was in order ... read more

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