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Events: Iowa Tech Chicks, RecBob Launch, 1 Million Cups and more

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the goings-on of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it's happening in the Silicon Prairie, you'll find it here. For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the goings-on of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here.

For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region.

To submit an event for consideration, please email

This Week

Iowa Tech Chicks – Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Iowa City, Iowa – John Pappajohn Business Building (NW Corner of Jefferson and Clinton)

Iowa Tech Chicks (Women Web Developers for one meeting) is a new group for Iowa City area women interested in creating websites and computer programming. Participants will learn from each other, guest speakers, video and online tutorials the second Wednesday of each month. All levels of experience, from beginners to advanced, are welcome. Computers are available.

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RecBob Launch Party – Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Hiawatha, Iowa – Eastern Iowa Sports Complex (1100 N 18th Ave.)

We are more than excited to announce the public beta launch of RecBob! We will be celebrating with drinks, tailgate food and a dodgeball game (three things worth celebrating in and of themselves).

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1 Million Cups Des Moines – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

West Des Moines – Green Grounds Cafe (117 5th St.)

Developed in Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, and refined by a dedicated community of entrepreneurs in Kansas City, we have created an educational program that holds the promise to empower, grow and activate your community of entrepreneurs. Each week 1 Million Cups will showcase two startups from the Des Moines area at Green Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction. 

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1 Million Cups Kansas City – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

Kansas City, Mo. – Kauffman Labs (4801 Rockhill Road)

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation created 1 Million Cups (1MC) as a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in the Kansas City community. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local upstarts an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. 

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TechBrew Des Moines – Thursday, 5-7 p.m.

Des Moines – Dos Rios (316 Court Ave.

Join us for the Technology Association of Iowa’s TechBrew event, an informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer (social lubrication). Cocktails and networking will begin promptly at 5 pm! 

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Venture Friday: Startup White Elephant & Speed Intro Happy Hour – Friday, 4 p.m.

Westwood, Kan. – Red Nova Labs (4830 Rainbow Blvd.

We love playing games here at Red Nova Labs (can’t you tell by now?), and we thought it would be a fun idea to incorporate the White Elephant game at December’s Venture Friday.As usual, we will be providing the food and beverages. Snowtinis will be served instead of Red Nova Labs’ signature Raspberry Lemonade in celebration of the holiday season.Bring your holiday spirit and entrepreneurial vibe. 

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