Iowa Economic Development Authority

Minimum Viable Podcast—Episode 23

Matt Patane, technology and innovation reporter for the Des Moines Register and Geoff Wood, community builder at Gravitate, sit down for an in-depth discussion of the companies, events and ideas making news in the Iowa innovation community.

Topics discussed on this episode: GoFundMe stats, Power Rankings, Men's Style Lab guideshop, Cognizant expansion and state funding awards and the Accelerate DSM event

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#IowaHour at SXSW recap

This year hundreds of Iowans, Iowa Expats and others who are Iowa-curious stopped by the Startup Oasis (the temporary name for Old School Bar & Grill in the heart of Sixth Street). Big thanks to the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Workiva, the City of West Des Moines, The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa's Creative Corridor, the Quad Cities and the 30+ members of Iowa's startup community that helped sponsor and produce the event.

Episode 56 — The State of Now (Part 1)

Interviews with Ben McDougal, Matt McKinney, Brad Dwyer, Emma Peterson,  Jay Byers, Clyde Evans, Debi Durham, Don Frazer, Jenice Whisenand, Justin Wise and Larry Anderson live from the Gravitate Grand Opening Celebration.

#iowahour: The unofficial, official gathering of Iowans at SXSW

Last night was the #iowahour, the unofficial, official gathering of Iowans, former Iowans and those who are Iowa-curious atSXSW. And, it was awesome.

This is my fourth trip to the annual interactive festival that literally takes over all of downtown Austin and I think events like the #iowahour are a great way maintain connections with our extended Iowa tech community.