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Greater Des Moines Partnership To Send 2 Startups To 2015 South By Southwest Conference

September 11, 2014

The Greater Des Moines Partnership will again offer two South By Southwest (SXSW) badges to local startup companies through its DM Startups Take SXSW contest. The contest will send the startups to the five-day SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, in an effort to promote and enhance Central Iowa’s Startup Community. The festival is scheduled for March 13-17, 2015 and features presentations from the brightest minds in technology and networking events hosted by industry leaders.

Interested startups are encouraged to fill out this application:


Each package includes one badge to SXSW interactive and a travel allowance of up to $800 to be applied toward air/ground transfer and lodging. The application process will be open until Saturday, Oct. 18, and winners of the DM Startups Take SXSW contest will be notified at the end of October.

For more information, contact Meg Fitz, Senior Vice President of Regional Business Development, at mfitz@DSMpartnership.com. Media inquiries should be directed to Susan Ramsey at (515) 286-4954 or sramsey@DSMpartnership.com.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.