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Small Business and Startup Stories DSM
51 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Small Business & Startup Stories Podcast | Northern Vessel Coffee | T.J. Rude
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, T.J. Rude, Founder of Northern Vessel Coffee, discussed growing up in Johnston, Iowa and his entrepreneurial journey. Hosted by Greater Des Moines Partnership Startup Community Builder Diana Wright.
47 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Small Business & Startup Stories Podcast | Wake Up Every Day + Pursue the Meaning | Travis Shelton
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, Travis Shelton, Founder and Owner of Meaning Over Money, author and podcast, discussed starting his business and how beliefs about money affect your life with Greater Des Moines Partnership Startup Community Builder Diana Wright.
43 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Startup Stories | Lake Label Swim Protective Swimwear | Megan Luchtel
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, Megan Luchtel, Founder and of Lake Label, a children’s sun-protective swimwear company, spoke with Greater Des Moines Partnership Startup Community Builder Diana Wright about her path to creating an impactful small business, built locally and selling nationwide.
47 minutes | May 26, 2022
Learn about spending money to make money with Propel, new subscription-based CMO service | Greg Bailey and Haley Stomp
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, Greg Bailey, Founder and CEO of Propel, a business strategic marketing organization, and Hailey Stomp, Founding Partner, Principal and Fractional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), spoke with Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Diana Wright about spending money to make money by staying competitive when it comes to marketing thought leadership.
52 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Small Business & Startup Stories Podcast | Sevelyn – Mental Wellbeing for Latinos | Carlos Arguello
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, Carlos Arguello, founder of Sevelyn, a mental wellbeing platform based out of Greater Des Moines (DSM), spoke about emotional wellbeing and challenges related to the Latino community.
35 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
Small Business & Startup Stories Podcast | Helping Bioscience Startups In Iowa | Anne McMahon
At BioConnect Iowa, Anne McMahon works to help bioscience startups succeed. As the SBIR/STTR statewide program coordinator, she helps Iowa entrepreneurs apply to an SBIR/STTR Outreach Program, which awards funds to startups and small businesses who can help develop and research innovative solutions.
40 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
How Venture Capitalists (VCs) Find Entrepreneurs | Matt Kinley, ManchesterStory Group
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, Matt Kinley, co-founder and manager of ManchesterStory Group, a venture capital firm based out of Greater Des Moines (DSM), spoke about how the company assists startups in the following sectors: – Insurance – Healthcare – Financial services
26 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
2021 Year End Review
During the last Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast of 2021, Partnership’s Christina Moffatt, director of small business development, and Diana Wright, startup community builder, shared their thoughts on 2021 and what’s to come in 2022.
42 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Opportunity in the Ag Tech Industry | Nadilia Gomez, Chief Technology Officer with Iowa State University
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, Nadilia Gomez expanded on her journey to chief technology officer (CTO) with Iowa State University (ISU) after being hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership for a previous Startup Stories podcast. Gomez discussed leading the digital and precision agriculture platform. As CTO, Gomez works with organizations like the Plant Sciences Institute and BioConnect Iowa.
25 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Experience Urban Farming with Dogpatch Urban Gardens in DSM
During the latest Small Business & Startup Stories DSM podcast, Jenny Quiner discussed urban farming and Dogpatch Urban Gardens in Greater Des Moines (DSM). For six seasons, Dogpatch has created a space close to their customers so patrons can experience a farm close to their home.
52 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Roboflow Co-Founder Looks Back at Building a Growing, Successful Startup
Brad Dwyer, co-founder of Roboflow, discussed the past 18 months for the company and how the business has grown to what it is today. A serial entrepreneur, Dwyer started his first company, Hatchlings, while a student at Iowa State University. His parents knew he’d be an entrepreneur after attending a wedding where Dwyer learned about supply and demand. He sold his parents quarters to park for $2 each, his first profitable business. He was five years old.
50 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Terrence Thames - Cocoa Creative
24 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Lola's Fine Kitchen Heats Up In DSM
Hannah Elliott, chef and managing partner at Lola’s Fine Kitchen, shared how she began the business with Greater Des Moines Partnership Director of Small Business Development Christina Moffatt during the latest Small Business and Startup Stories podcast.
32 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Empowering Refugee Youth + Working to Create Job Opportunities in DSM
Pi515 creates pathways to empower youth in DSM to become the faces in the future of tech.In 2010, Nancy Mwirotsi founded Pi515 to serve refugee youth throughout Greater Des Moines (DSM) by teaching them technology skills, coding and critical thinking to help them become innovative and empowered for STEM-field careers.
24 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
How to Stop “Shoulding” + Start Living in Order to Live Your Best Life
Get past the fears in your life and learn how to take charge of your life and choices to find success. For Jill Andersen, a speaker and coach in Greater Des Moines (DSM), “shoulding” had become a way of life. The Cedar Rapids area native and ISU grad majored in food science, which served her well for 20 years. She worked for General Mills, where food became a fun and interesting career. But the longer she was there, the more she thought there must be something more. So, she left the corporate structure and started to do freelance work. She hired a career coach to get some guidance and through that process, she realized she was meant to do something else.
54 minutes | May 21, 2021
Artist Workspace in Greater Des Moines (DSM)
Diana Wright, Startup Community Builder at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Siobhan Spain, Director of the Local Artist Workspace at Mainframe Studios, and Beau Kenyon, Composer and Art Advocate in Greater Des Moines (DSM) and Boston, discuss arts entrepreneurship and artists in DSM in the latest Startup Stories podcast.
22 minutes | May 14, 2021
BURN Boot Camp Brings #BurnNation to DSM
For Darci Evans, co-owning her own business in Greater Des Moines (DSM) has brought big rewards.
40 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
PowerPollen Founders on the Influence of Good Mentors
Jason Cope and Todd Krone return to Startup Stories DSM to discuss good mentors and where PowerPollen stands today.
30 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Salon Owner in DSM Pivots During the Pandemic
Tricia Rivas shares how she became owner of Trixie’s Salon in Greater Des Moines (DSM).
56 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
The Future of the DSM Startup Community Post-COVID
Tej Dhawan and Ben Milne join Mike Colwell to discuss the Greater Des Moines startup community from 2010 to now.
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