Iowa Venture Capital Association promotes collaboration over competition

The IAVCA hopes to give local investors and investor groups a chance to work together on deals, share knowledge and learn together.

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Bestseller Seth Godin is EntreFEST’s 2015 keynote

Marketer, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and even action-figure inspiration Seth Godin will keynote EntreFEST 2015, conference organizers announced this morning. Godin is known for writing and speaking on the way ideas spread, the post-industrial world, leadership... read more

Urbanism Blogroll

There’s a ton of great sites on the internet that write about urbanism, urban planning, environmentalism, transportation and other issues that touch on urban issues. Here’s my list of the sites I spend time on, divided into local sites, sites that write... read more

What is urbanism?

Defining Urbanism A city is for people. The purpose of a city is to organize the economic and social life of a community. This may seem self-evident, but for the past seventy years we have been building our cities in a way that doesn’t function well for people –... read more

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