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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

6647_46b12db8ed_small March 28, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced Friday that eight Iowa startups received awards through various innovation programs, including Des Moines startup was awarded a $50,000 loan from the Iowa Innovation Acceleration ... read more

6645_c2b03a66e5_small March 27, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Dwolla announced today on its blog that the Des Moines-based payments startup has partnered with GoDaddy to create a new e-invoicing system for the hosting company's business customers… read more

6595_1331bd1f51_small March 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines I've always been an avid reader. Whether it's a New York Times bestseller or the latest work of nonfiction from a favorite author, reading has always been a way for me to relate to others' experiences and learn something new. And it's no secret entrepreneurs love both of those things. So I got to thinking, why not get a group of startup community members together for an entrepreneurial book club? ... read more

6591_8faa8ad4bf_small March 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines About 30 members of the community gathered at StartupCity Des Moines Thursday afternoon to continue a discussion about what would best serve the community once StartupCity's funding runs out…  read more

6588_8a49149380_small March 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Today the Technology Association of Iowa announced the companies that will be present during the third annual i2iowa Investors and Innovators Forum. While the forum will only be open to investors, the afternoon's Pith & Grow… read more

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