Best of Creative Week 2013

Creative week is a seven-day, seven-county celebration of Iowa’ s Creative Corridor. It’s captured our attention for a number of reasons. Members of the We Create Here team plan to attend several events related to the regional economy, diversity and innovation – including those listed below. (Our friends at Hoopla have compiled a great guide to the week’s entertainment offerings.) We hope to see you there. If you are interested in these issues, we’d love to hear from you. Check back to this page for updates throughout the week. We’ll add links to both our own coverage, as well as curated content from around the web (With 110 events, we can’t cover them all!) For more information, see the official creative week website and the full schedule.  Sunday: Kick-off party: Photo gallery (via Iowa’s Creative Corridor) All week: #CWK13 – social roundup on Chute (By Sculpt for Iowa’s Creative Corridor) Advancing the Future Tour: preview story “Creative Week Celebrates All Things Created in the Corridor” (via KCRG) Tuesday: Student Startup Stories: “Cramer shares ‘panic’ of early business with students at UP America” (via Des Moines Register), “Entrepreneurs share advice, inspirations with U of Iowa students” (via Silicon Prairie News) Welcome to the Silicon Prairie Party Wednesday: Innovation Expo: Replay live coverage, “Students Show Off at Innovation Expo” (via KGAN CBS2) Photo gallery (via Iowa’s Creative Corridor) UP America Summit: preview story, why Iowa? Startup Iowa Town Hall: preview story, Replay live coverage, “Importance of ‘connective tissue’ stressed at Startup Iowa Town Hall” (by Sarah Binder), “Startup leader: ‘Connective tissue’ in place for Iowa’s startup scene to grow” (via Des Moines Register), Photo gallery (via Iowa’s Creative Corridor) Speak! unConference: “Let’s…