Day: September 19, 2014


How to create an entrepreneurial center of gravity like Gravitate

By SPN Team / September 19, 2014

It’s been less than a month since Des Moines’ newest community focal point, Gravitate, opened on the third floor of the Midland Building, located at the corner of Sixth and Mulberry Streets.

With more than 40 co-workers and all of the space’s private offices already filled with local startups, Gravitate’s beginnings might just seem like the successful opening of a new office space through a set fortuitous circumstances. But, in reality, the city’s newest community center grew out of months of planning and involvement from countless people across the central Iowa entrepreneurial community…

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Happiness engineer at Flywheel, strategist at Archrival & 31 more jobs

By SPN Team / September 19, 2014

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region’s tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these jobs are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings.

To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday’s weekly post. Contact editor [at] siliconprairienews [dot] com with questions.

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AJ Nelson: It doesn’t take money to find your users, make them happy

By SPN Newsroom / September 19, 2014

(Guest post by AJ Nelson) Running a startup is pretty insane when you don’t have money. You really are forced to focus on what matters.

It’s not spending money on Facebook ads, Google AdWords, mobile app install ads, outsourced firms, email marketing—it’s none of that. There’s no silver bullet here that is going to build you a great company…

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