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Free events guaranteed to help you connect with the community, make friends, and generally knock your socks off

Full Time Founders Meetup

Sometimes referred to as "group therapy for entrepreneurs" Gravitate’s Full Time Founders meetup is a chance for the people who are building companies in Central Iowa to talk directly with other founders about their experience. If you're working full time on your venture—whatever industry its in—or have a side project that is earning revenue, you're invited to join us.

The Full Time Founders meetup is intended for those of you who are either:

A) working either full time on your startup endeavor OR

B) are far enough along with your part-time startup that you have paying customers.

(No would-be entrepreneurs, no vendor sales reps, just Full Time Founders)

Free, open to the public. Beer and light refreshments provided!

Where: Gravitate Downtown

When: First Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM

Freelancer Happy Hour

Calling all freelancers! Join us for our next Freelancer Happy Hour meetup for freelancers all across the Des Moines-area. Whether you're a freelance designer, freelance writer, freelance developer or freelance in some other capacity, this event is for you. It's a chance to meet the rest of the Des Moines-area freelance community and help chart the course for this new community event.

There is always a different guest speaker hosted each month to give you "expert" advice and share their stories, so come network, have a beer and soak up all the knowledge that you can!

Join us at anytime for casual networking and drinks.

Where: Gravitate Valley Junction

When: Second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM

Member Potluck

Each month we do a themed potluck in all of our locations. Check the topic, check the sign up sheet and bring a dish to share with your fellow coworkers.

Where: Gravitate Downtown & Gravitate Valley Junction

When: Third Wednesday of the month over the lunch hour

Free Coworking Day

Calling all freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs! Sick of working alone? Need some social interaction and maybe a little bit of inspiration?

Grab a seat at Gravitate for our monthly Free Coworking day! We're a community of independent workers who enjoy working around other humans and drinking lots of free coffee. We'd love to work next to you for the day.

Where and when: Gravitate Downtown on the First Friday of the month & Gravitate Valley Junction on the Third Thursday of the month.

Gravitate Community Happy Hour

Check out our coworking spaces, meet other community members and harness the collaborative energy that comes from all of our events!

Join us from 4:30-6:30 PM for a social filled with art, light snacks, wine and and local beer.

Where and when: Gravitate Downtown on the First Friday of the month & Gravitate Valley Junction on the Third Thursday of the month.

Art Show Openings

This is the night where the creative class comes together in one place! @e feature local artists in all of our spaces on a rotating schedule. Shows run for two months and have featured painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers and more. Bonus: most of the art is for sale!

Where and when: Gravitate Downtown on the First Friday of every other month & Gravitate Valley Junction on the Third Thursday of every other month.

West Des Moines Business Incubator's
Expert Advice Series

Join the West Des Moines Business Incubator and Gravitate Coworking for a monthly series offering advice from experts in our community about a range of issues relevant for small businesses in Iowa. Past topics have included: types of financing, legal pitfalls to avoid, differentiating your brand and more.

Where: Gravitate Valley Junction

When: The second Tuesday of every month, over the lunch hour.

West Des Moines Business Incubator's
Founder's Fireside Series

Join the West Des Moines Business Incubator and Gravitate Coworking for a casual presentation with a local founder as they share their experience in starting their own company. Our guest will share the good and the bad, what has worked and what hasn’t, as well as advice to others who are currently building companies.

Drinks and light refreshments provided.

Where: Gravitate Valley Junction

When: The fourth Tuesday of every month.

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Downtown Classroom

  • Seats up to 25 individuals

  • Features two large screen TVs and a large whiteboard

  • Weekday rate is $40/hour

  • Weekend rate is $55/hour 

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Downtown Conference Room

  • Seats 4 individuals

  • Features a large screen TV

  • Weekday rate is $20/hour

  • Weekend rate is $35/hour

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valley junction community room

  • Seats 34 or more individuals

  • Featuring a projector and whiteboard

  • Weekday rate is $50/hour (limited availability before 5pm)

  • Weekend rate is $65/hour

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Valley Junction Conference Room

  • Seats 10 individuals

  • Features a projector

  • Weekday rate is $20/hour

  • Weekend rate is $35/hour

 
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