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7126_91d340e54a_small July 28, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

While entrepreneurs are hard at work building, this individual or company selflessly gives time to advancing their startup community. And the finalists are… read more

6944_4f1e498614_small June 9, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines About a month ago, Geoff Wood proposed a plan for what could become central Iowa's new "entrepreneurial center of gravity" following the fast-approaching end of StartupCity Des Moines in September. Now it looks like all systems are go with the new space, to be named Gravitate. Located in the Midland Building, just blocks from StartupCity's current location, Wood wrote in a blog post Monday that construction will begin to ready the space for its Sept. 1 opening sometime this week. read more

6908_72f7fcbd77_small May 28, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Earlier this month, Geoff Wood announced a plan for a space that would become Des Moines' next "entrepreneurial center of gravity." Now, after discussions with various members of the community and the building's owner, plans for the space are beginning to coalesce. The space will be called Gravitate—a nod to the space's goal of becoming a community center and gathering place—and will be located just blocks away from StartupCity Des Moines' current space in the Midland Building.  read more

6852_db231d527d_small May 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines There's been a lot of talk about what comes after StartupCity Des Moines when its funding ends in September. There have been community meetings and a report of findings from those meetings. And now, there just might be an answer. Today Geoff Wood published a blog post outlining some of this thoughts and ideas for a space that would become Des Moines' next "entrepreneurial center of gravity."  read more

6803_344770ddd1_small May 12, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read as well as SPN's most-read stories over the last week. read more

5944_e3f333b79d_small August 1, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Former Silicon Prairie News COO Geoff Wood and Christopher New, owner of Event1 Video, are teaming up to bring a weekly startup-centric podcast back to the Iowa tech community. Within hours of launching a Kickstarter campaign to help support the cost of the podcast last Friday, the project was fully funded and has continued to surpass the pair's initial $1,000 goal. Wood told Silicon Prairie News he believes the response stems ... read more

5723_6b3e72a285_small May 15, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Regional tech council KCnext on Tuesday announced the addition of three members to its board of directors, including Silicon Prairie News community builder Regan Carrizales. Kevin McGinnis, senior vice president of product platforms at Sprint, and Kyle Mallot, vice president at DST Systems, also joined the board, which includes Greg Kratofil, a Polsinelli attorney who's worked with several area startups. KCnext's mission is to grow the city's existing base of technology firms, recruit … read more

5585_6b980f46e0_small April 29, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Ames Students took home $1,400 in prizes at the second annual Innovation Pitch Competition April 9 at the Delta Upsilon Fraternity on the Iowa State University campus. Hosted by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community, the event provided thirty-one students, ranging from freshmen to graduate students, an opportunity to practice their entrepreneurial pitch skills. Silicon Prairie News' Geoff Wood served as one of the competition's ... read more

3988_a594db4751_small April 17, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines It's not every week that you get the chance to have Ashton Kutcher on your podcast. Not to be overshadowed by the big interview, after its conclusion we recorded the final episode of PrairieCast (queued up in the video above) where Danny Schreiber, Andy Brudtkuhl and I look back on everything that was PrairieCast. A huge thanks to the more than … read more

3938_193844ab1f_small April 10, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Join us at 1 p.m. (special time!) for Episode 80 of PrairieCast, the final episode of our weekly webcast that we launched in February 2010. Our guests will be Ben Milne (far left) of Dwolla – he was our first PrairieCast guest – and Danny Schreiber (near left) who leads our newsroom team. In addition … read more

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