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Statewide Expansion

The Iowa entrepreneurial ecosystem is special.   We have startup communities and creative community builders throughout our innovative state that understand the value of building together. Each community has things that make it special, but when united, entrepreneurs expand their engaged networks and accelerate our economic development for the entire state of Iowa.   By infusing this statewide connectivity with… Read more →

New Look Unveiled

2014 was a year of alignment and community-driven expansion for dmStartupDrinks. As we look forward to another year of monthly gatherings that bring the Des Moines startup community together, we are very proud to officially unveil this brand new look for dmStartupDrinks! We hope you all love the new look! This was a fun process as we collaborated with our… Read more →

Welch Avenue Show

dmStartupDrinks organizer, Ben McDougal, joined Geoff Wood and fellow guest Emilee Richardson at The Science Center of Iowa, for The Welch Avenue Show before our August event. With a nice conversation (and trivia!) geared towards the importance of bringing great people together, we think you’ll enjoy Episode 48. Read more →

Radio Airwaves

With our August event right around the corner, we hit the AM radio airwaves to share details on dmStartupDrinks.  Ben McDougal and Ethan Davidson joined Michael Libbie on his daily radio show, Insight on Business to not only share details on dmStartupDrinks, but also the coffee version of this community-driven networking event for entrepreneurs, 1 Million Cups. Check out the… Read more →

In The News

dmStartupDrinks was featured in the Des Moines Register this week! READ THE ARTICLE   Thanks to Marco Santana for connecting with Ben McDougal to discuss what continues to happen within the Des Moines startup community.  It was awesome to showcase this unique networking event in the Des Moines Register’s Tech Spotlight, and just in time to share our next event… Read more →