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How to create an entrepreneurial center of gravity like Gravitate

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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…  read more

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Spectator aims to change way Iowans follow high school sports

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IOWA CITY—It's no secret that in Iowa, high school sports, particularly football, garner some serious attention. But as Jon Myers and some of his University of Iowa classmates found, following your high school alma mater can oftentimes be tricky, with lots of different outlets spreading incomplete or outdated information across the web. So the former high school athletes decided to take action.  read more

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Local app developer creates app to order lunch from NewBo Market

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CEDAR RAPIDS—When Jarod Smith first started building mobile apps in January 2013, the market was still fairly new to him. "I've been doing web development for 14 years now," Smith told SPN. "But I've been doing coding of some kind for almost 20 years. Web development got me into mobile apps and I found I could use my web tech knowledge to build cross-platform mobile apps."  read more

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Hudl acquisition of Ubersense is its fourth, second in two months

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Hudl has made its fourth acquisition purchasing Ubersense, a Boston company specializing in interactive video analysis and instruction. Ubersense was founded in 2011 with the vision to put world-class coaching in everyone’s hands. More than 2.5 million users have installed the Ubersense app for iOS, gaining access to video analysis tools, such as slow-motion review, drawings, and voiceovers. The team’s Android app is in beta testing and will launch in October.  read more

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