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All systems go: Gravitate registers 25 co-workers, begins construction

June 9, 2014 by

About a month ago, Geoff Wood proposed a plan for what could become central Iowa's new "entrepreneurial center of gravity" following the fast-approaching end of StartupCity Des Moines in September. Now it looks like all systems are go with the new space, to be named Gravitate. Located in the Midland Building, just blocks from StartupCity's current location, Wood wrote in a blog post Monday that construction will begin to ready the space for its Sept. 1 opening sometime this week.  read more

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Meet Gravitate, Des Moines’ new entrepreneurial center of gravity

May 28, 2014 by

Earlier this month, Geoff Wood announced a plan for a space that would become Des Moines' next "entrepreneurial center of gravity." Now, after discussions with various members of the community and the building's owner, plans for the space are beginning to coalesce. The space will be called Gravitate—a nod to the space's goal of becoming a community center and gathering place—and will be located just blocks away from StartupCity Des Moines' current space in the Midland Building.   read more

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What comes after StartupCity? Des Moines might have an answer

May 14, 2014 by

There's been a lot of talk about what comes after StartupCity Des Moines when its funding ends in September. There have been community meetings and a report of findings from those meetings. And now, there just might be an answer. Today Geoff Wood published a blog post outlining some of this thoughts and ideas for a space that would become Des Moines' next "entrepreneurial center of gravity."   read more

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Des Moines duo exceeds Kickstarter goal to fund weekly podcast

August 1, 2013 by

Former Silicon Prairie News COO Geoff Wood and Christopher New, owner of Event1 Video, are teaming up to bring a weekly startup-centric podcast back to the Iowa tech community. Within hours of launching a Kickstarter campaign to help support the cost of the podcast last Friday, the project was fully funded and has continued to surpass the pair's initial $1,000 goal. Wood told Silicon Prairie News he believes the response stems ...  read more

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KCnext elects SPN’s Regan Carrizales, two others to board of directors

May 15, 2013 by

Regional tech council KCnext on Tuesday announced the addition of three members to its board of directors, including Silicon Prairie News community builder Regan Carrizales. Kevin McGinnis, senior vice president of product platforms at Sprint, and Kyle Mallot, vice president at DST Systems, also joined the board, which includes Greg Kratofil, a Polsinelli attorney who's worked with several area startups. KCnext's mission is to grow the city's existing base of technology firms, recruit …  read more

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