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Startup Stories

Startup Stories is an event ripe for networking, learning and inspiration. At each event following a short lunch, Executive Director Mike Colwell interviews a founder or cofounders of a local startup who have done great things — which can include success or failure. These fireside-chat style interviews tackle topics geared to provide attendees with best practices, lessons learned and other takeaways. Attendees are encouraged to participate and ask questions.

Save the Date

Startup Stories is held the third Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St., Ste. 100, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Admission is $15 (including lunch) or free (without lunch). 

September Startup Stories

The September Startup Stories speaker will be Kina McAllister, CEO and Founder of StemBox, a company that puts together fun and exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiment kits for children. It will take place Wednesday, September 20 from 11:30  1 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Register today!

Past Startup Stories

View our August Startup Stories event with Andrew Dickelman and Nate Joens, co-founders of Structurely, a tech company that provides artificial intelligence services to realtors to nurture and qualify their leads.


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