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6670_2ffb81f98b_small April 29, 2014 by Sponsor Author

West Des Moines Nestled on the top floor of a nondescript office building in West Des Moines, the team at Shift has made the most of their shared space with agency Performance Marketing. When Shift moved in last August, the space was your typical, drab office space—fluorescent overhead lighting and beige walls. But now, thanks to the DIY talents of Shift's eight team members, the office space feel like home ... read more

6741_c5ac4cc0ed_small April 23, 2014 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines West Des Moines-based Social Money today announced that its CorePro product will be used by a company that TechCrunch says is out to "challenge Mint.com‘s dominance in personal financial management." ... read more

6722_bd9a2b2f49_small April 21, 2014 by Julia Hogren

West Des Moines In August 2011, Des Moines native and University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Brittany Brody founded Fampus, an event-based social platform for college campuses. It quickly took off at seven colleges around the Midwest, including Grand View University, Drake University, Simpson College, Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska at Lincoln and University of Wisconsin-Madison ... read more

April 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines It's a big day for data center news in central Iowa. First, the Des Moines Register reported that construction on Altoona's $300 million Facebook data center has sparked economic development and small business growth. Then the Register announced that the proposed West Des Moines data center… read more

6109_2e474584d9_small October 3, 2013 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines As Social Money approaches $5 billion in transactions, the company is celebrating another first: a product with an open API. Today the West Des Moines startup announced the launch of its latest product, CorePro, a core processing system that helps businesses and developers integrate savings accounts ... read more

5773_97015f3e9c_small August 1, 2013 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines Years ago during his undergraduate studies, it was the night before two big class projects were due and Anand Chittoor knew he wouldn't finish both of them. So instead he built one project that would satisfy both assignments: a simple risk management database. Today, that project has morphed into Vue-Matrix... read more

5916_33605eb611_small July 19, 2013 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines Don't know what to give your girlfriend on your anniversary? Forgot to get your best lady friend a gift for her birthday? The Good Guy Project is here to help. Powered by West Des Moines ecommerce startup Goodsmiths, the recently launched site allows perplexed gift-givers to log on and create an event for a present they need to find. After filling out basic … read more

June 21, 2013 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines State officials this morning revealed Microsoft as the company behind a nearly $700 million data center investment, also referred to as “Project Mountain,” proposed for West Des Moines. The software giant already has a West Des Moines data center, which opened in early 2012, but according … read more

5788_cdfa6a00d7_small June 6, 2013 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines When Jennic Law and her husband, Justin, first opened KangarooBoo, a West Des Moines store selling baby toys and gifts, she admits she didn’t know much about running a business. An ex-engineer, Jennic had never managed a small business before, but she knew building a social media following would be crucial. Though Justin built the shop's customized website, when the Laws began to write and schedule Facebook posts for their fans … read more

March 20, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

West Des Moines Ecommerce startup Goodsmiths today introduced paid plans. When the "marketplace for makers" launched last April, co-founder Levi Rosol said one of the site's advantages over its better-known competitor, Etsy, was its pricing structure—it didn't charge a listing fee and it took … read more

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