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Weekly Recap: Turnstile split, KC in NYT and Hudl on Inc. 500 list

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The co-working “bullpen” at Des Moines’ Gravitate got a fresh coat of paint over the weekend.

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News’ editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we’ve read as well as SPN’s most-read stories over the last week in a weekly recap.

SPN’s most-read stories from last week

  1. Hello Fearless hopes to teach women to balance their life, business by Megan Bannister (8/15)
  2. Networking experts dole out 10 tips for entrepreneurs looking to expand reach by Jordan Pascale (8/18)
  3. Amanda Morrow shares the tools she uses to design at Change by Guest Contributor (8/15)
  4. Vote now for the inaugural Best Culture award by Fred Bauters (8/11)
  5. First National Bank of Omaha hosting second hackathon in September by Jordan Pascale (8/18)


  • Three weeks from NMotion’s Demo Day, Iowa City-based startup Turnstile Card’s co-founders have split. — We Create Here
  • The Des Moines Register’s Marco Santana shares his five highlights of StartupCity Des Moines. — Des Moines Register
  • Decorah, Iowa-based Goodblogs is now powering the Travel Iowa blog, a site managed by the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office. Have an Iowa story? They’re looking for submissions. — Travel Iowa
  • Last week Brian Waller of the Iowa Economic Development Authority was named the new president of the Technology Association of Iowa. — Des Moines Register
  • It’s almost time! Des Moines’ newest co-working space has paint on the walls as of this weekend. — Gravitate on Facebook

Kansas City

  • The NY Times featured Kansas City as a place millennials are moving to live and work, with a brief shout-out to the recently relocated MindMixer. — New York Times
  • Big news for EyeVerify last week caught the attention of some national media. — TechCrunch
  • KCSourceLink compiled “We Create KC,” a report about the entrepreneurial progress of Kansas City, including a list of companies that were funded for  pre-seed through Series B during  2013 and raised at least one other round of funding.— KCSourceLink
  • MyHomework app was featured on Google as a helpful app for school. — TIME
  • This week KCSourceLink profiled Leap.it for its “Entrepreneurs in Action” series. — KCSourceLink


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