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Small Business & Startup Stories DSM Podcast Countdown: #3, #2

Top Startup Stories DSM Podcasts

March 31, 2020

Last Thursday we shared two of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s top five downloaded Startup Stories DSM podcasts. Today we are sharing number three and number two. Take a look at the next podcasts in our countdown below:

3 — Todd Krone + Jason Cope, PowerPollen


In our number three spot, PowerPollen’s co-founders Todd Krone and Jason Cope spoke with The Partnership’s Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Mike Colwell, who also serves as the Startups Stories DSM podcast host. Todd and Jason explain the process of developing their cross-pollination system for corn, increasing efficiency and turning their startup into a success story in episode seven of the series. LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

#2 — Ben Milne, Dwolla


Ben Milne, CEO of Dwolla, shared insight into his commitment to diversity and inclusion in episode three of Startup Stories DSM. His involvement with organizations like the nonprofit Pi515 reflects the culture of Dwolla. Ben also examines raising capital and what it takes to create a business in Greater Des Moines (DSM). LEARN MORE + LISTEN TO THE PODCAST>

So which podcast takes the top spot? We’ll share that in Thursday’s Small Business & Startup Stories podcast countdown post. If you missed the first article in the series, click here to find the #4 and #5 top downloaded podcasts.

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Mike Colwell

As executive director of entrepreneurial initiatives of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Mike Colwell leads works with startups to build their business model, financial model, marketing strategies and capitalization plan. He is also co-manager of Plains Angels, a group of Iowa-based Midwest angel investors. Mike spends his days coaching, mentoring, consulting and asking tough questions to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential. Mike assists with business strategy, business planning, business plan execution, business model development and capital acquisition strategies.