Our startup community is bigger than you think

Spouses. Artists. Teachers. Nonprofits. Bankers. Startup community is for you.

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Future cities

Leading thoughts on new urbanism, curated by Ben Kaplan

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Community conversations

More than 20 convenings, countless ah-ha moments. Our first year of community engagement and conversations.
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Innovation Index

All the latest tech, startup and entrepreneurship news for Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

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What's next?

A conversation series exploring the factors that shape a startup community. Will we be in a position to support a successful startup world in the next five, 10 or 20 years?

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Creating narratives that are helpful in developing our region’s prosperity. We Create Here is a movement, with a mission of collaboration, context and hope for the future.

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Startup Weekend Stories

I’ve said before and I’ll say again that Startup Weekends are some of my favorite events for entrepreneurial communities. Maybe it’s nostalgia – I was really exposed to the power of entrepreneurship for the first time at Startup Weekend Des... read more

Our startup community is bigger than you think

Usually when I host conversations I try to avoid awkward silences, but for the most recent installation in our ‘What’s next?’ series I decided to change things up a bit. For the first few minutes, I asked participants to grab a pen and paper and... read more

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