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Impromptu Studio co-founder reflects on coworking & community

November 11, 2010 by

At the close of last month came the close of a notable figure in the Des Moines entrepreneur and startup community: Impromptu Studio, Des Moines' first coworking space. Founded in August 2008 by Daniel Shipton, now co-founder and CEO of BitMethod, and his wife Abbie, former architect now stay-at-home mom, Impromptu Studio existed not only to house entrepreneurs and startups but to be a part of and create community amongst those individuals. In addition to the daily act of coworking with a diverse set of individuals, they accomplished this goal through…  read more

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Prairie Moves: Pongr, Tripleseat, Sigler Companies and more

August 10, 2010 by

(Photo by Nicholas_T via Flickr) The goal of Prairie Moves is to keep our readers informed about career moves, press coverage, and product development from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact me at  read more

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Happy #CoworkingDay!

August 9, 2010 by

This past Saturday, Brad Neuberg, the creator of coworking, tweeted the above declaration to celebrate the five-year anniversary of his original coworking site, Hat Factory. To help celebrate, we've compiled links and short descriptions of coworking sites located in Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines. Additionally…  read more

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Game development event TIGJam Midwest taking place June 4-6

May 24, 2010 by

TIGJam Midwest, an innovative game development event, will take place in Des Moines Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6. "It's called TIGJam because our group is part of the TIGSource community, which is a developer community for indie games,” said organizer Josh Larson, an independent video game developer under the brand God at play. Similar in structure to Startup Weekend, TIGJam unites…  read more

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Johnny Cupcakes, Ignite Lincoln, Cornstalks, Coding Dojo and more

April 27, 2010 by

There's quite the variety of events headed our way in and around Omaha and Des Moines. We've included one, in particular, that is a bit outside of our regular entrepreneurial and creative event postings, but we've heard it's a very cool exhibit –BODIES…The Exhibition. Hope you can get out, enjoy the nice weather, and the spectacular events we have in our own backyards. Note: All event descriptions taken from event websites. Wednesday, April 28 – Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour (Omaha) Nomad Lounge (1013 Jones St) at 8 p.m. The Cupcake Mobile…  read more

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Daniel Shipton to be a guest on IPTV’s The Iowa Journal

January 28, 2010 by

Des Moines-based entrepreneur Daniel Shipton, CEO of BitMethod and Director of Operations at Impromptu Studio, will be a panelist on tonight's episode of The Iowa Journal on Iowa Public Television. Daniel joins a diverse group of Iowans to discuss the show's topic, What's Iowa's Future? The other panelists are former NBC News and Iowa Board of Regents president Michael Gartner, founder of the band Slipknot...  read more

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