You can find most of our entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers, startup team members at one of our two locations in the Des Moines metro. We're getting ready to move into a new space in downtown Des Moines, so check back soon for updates.
(You may have also seen us all over the internet in stock photos.)
Gravitate Valley Junction
You know what they say – it takes a village. Say hello to the friendly faces who keep everything "Gravitate" running smoothly.
Founder, connector and space captain
Geoff started Gravitate in July 2013 to work with freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Geoff also hosts a podcast, speaks at conferences, organizes events and has been helping tell the story of the Iowa startup community since 2009.
Freelance Writer / Digital Media Specialist
When Megan’s not writing about the city's best coffee shops or sharing stories on creative coworking, you can find her at the Des Moines Art Center or planning a road trip to a "world's largest" thing. Follow her on Twitter @meganebannister
Hercules is the coworking dog. He needs no introduction
Gravitate began on July 8, 2013 as Welch Avenue, LLC, an organization focused on helping people to build early-stage, tech-enabled businesses.
Later that month, we launched a weekly newsletter featuring the most important stories about the people, companies and organizations who help this community grow. Nearly 200 issues later, The Pull, is the best way to stay connected to the Iowa innovation community.
On September 2, 2014, we launched a coworking space in the heart of downtown Des Moines and changed our name to Gravitate. Our community is now more than 1,000 members strong and features professionals in a wide-range of industries.
In April 2017 we opened our second location: Gravitate Valley Junction and in June 2017 we moved our original location, now called Gravitate Downtown, a few blocks to its current location. Soon, we'll be expanding into an even larger space nextdoor.
Want to meet in person?
Visit one of our spaces and see the Gravitate difference for yourself.