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.


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?


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.


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

Through our collaboration with local and national partners, we explore solutions and opportunities in our areas of intent.