Small Business and Startup Stories DSM is a podcast featuring conversations with entrepreneurs who share both the victories and failures on their paths to success.
June 2, 2022
Learn about spending money to make money with Propel, new subscription-based CMO service.
April 20, 2022
Carlos Arguello discusses growing up with an interest in entrepreneurship and creating Sevelyn.
March 3, 2022
Anne McMahon's role at BioConnect Iowa allows her to help startups develop and research bioscience tech solutions.
January 28, 2022
ManchesterStory's Matt Kinley shares about assisting startups in InsurTech, FinTech and Healthcare.
January 3, 2022
The Partnership shares a review of the 2021 startup community and an overview of what 2022 will look like.
December 20, 2021
Learn how Iowa State University is working with ag tech entrepreneurs to increase opportunities in the industry.
November 15, 2021
Jenny Quiner discusses urban farming in Greater Des Moines (DSM) and new revenue streams for the local business.
September 1, 2021
Brad Dwyer recounts his journey to building a successful startup company over the past 18 months.
August 13, 2021
Terrence Thames explains how he founded Cocoa Creative to help brands with their visual storytelling.
June 25, 2021
Pi515 creates pathways to empower youth in DSM to become the faces in the future of tech.
June 11, 2021
Get past the fears in your life and learn how to take charge of your life and choices to find success.
May 25, 2021
Siobhan Spain and Beau Kenyon are working to build a strong arts ecosystem in Greater Des Moines.
May 14, 2021
For Darci Evans, co-owning her own business in Greater Des Moines has brought big rewards.
April 23, 2021
Jason Cope and Todd Krone return to Startup Stories DSM to discuss good mentors and where PowerPollen stands today.
April 9, 2021
Tricia Rivas shares how she became owner of Trixie's Salon in Greater Des Moines.
February 26, 2021
Casey Niemann reflects on the start of Agrisync, business focus and startup mentors for Startup Stories DSM.
January 29, 2021
Eric Engelmann discusses the start of ISA Ventures and raising capital to help Iowa-based companies grow.
December 18, 2020
Velorosa's Kim Hopkins and Lisa Carponelli discuss designing women's cycling kits and the company in 2020.
December 4, 2020
Chad Williams discusses the ministry impact platform, Journity, and his Greater Des Moines startup, Five Q.
November 19, 2020
Pernell Cezar Jr. and Mike Colwell discuss how BLK & Bold got its start on the Startup Stories podcast.
October 23, 2020
Matt Ostanik describes the entrepreneurial journey that led him to create his latest startup business, Given.
September 25, 2020
Nick Eltjes and Noah Loffredo share their experience starting TradeLabs in Greater Des Moines.
August 28, 2020
Muddy Bites co-founders detail developing and marketing their product and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 23, 2020
Sul Huq describes his journey as an entrepreneur and the growth of DSM-startup One World Supplies.
June 12, 2020
Greg Bailey discusses Denim Social, how he transitioned his startup team and his forecast for the future.
May 5, 2020
Gabe Glynn and Mike Colwell discuss the COVID-19 pandemic effects during The Partnership's Startup Stories podcast.
April 7, 2020
Kerty Levy, managing director of Techstars Iowa, speaks with the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Startup Stories host, Mike Colwell.
April 2, 2020
Learn from a Greater Des Moines entrepreneur through the top downloaded Startup Stories DSM podcast.
March 31, 2020
Learn from two more Greater Des Moines entrepreneurs through the top Startup Stories DSM podcasts.
March 27, 2020
Learn from Nadilia Gomez's journey and an interest in science that led to the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator.
March 26, 2020
Learn from Greater Des Moines entrepreneurs through the top downloaded Startup Stories DSM podcasts.
March 13, 2020
Erin Huiatt discusses her journey as a female business owner in Greater Des Moines.
February 28, 2020
Brad Dwyer and Joseph Nelson discuss advantages of their new startup, Roboflow.
February 14, 2020
Rita Perea explains how her Greater Des Moines small business grew and evolved over 20 years.
January 24, 2020
Kyle McMahon explains how his early experiences led him to create farm machinery auction site, Tractor Zoom.
January 10, 2020
Nicole Gunderson discusses her path to becoming Managing Director of the Global Insurance Accelerator.
December 27, 2019
Kiki Levy discusses her business Better HireS and its ability to connect high school talent to business needs.
December 13, 2019
Allison Davidson Motoyama discusses her startup journey, including local opportunities and website marketing.
November 22, 2019
Mike Draper talks RAYGUN's growth and expansion, as well as why he wanted employees to unionize.
November 8, 2019
Steven Brockshus discusses FarmlandFinder and its tools for potential landowners.
October 25, 2019
Koloni helps bring bike and scooter sharing to smaller communities who aren't able to draw companies on their own.
October 11, 2019
Carl and Torey Maerz utilize automation to create touchpoints for insurance agents.
September 26, 2019
Ames-based wastewater startup uses algae to remove and recycle pollutants from wastewater.
September 13, 2019
Katie Byers explains creating a small business for house concerts in Greater Des Moines.
August 30, 2019
Former Global Insurance Accelerator Director Brian Hemesath discusses insurtech.
August 16, 2019
After working for two Greater Des Moines (DSM) startups, Kate Wagner launches clothing line Lidgett.
July 26, 2019
Tej Dhawan discusses the past, present and future for Greater Des Moines' startup and entrepreneur community.
July 12, 2019
Liz Lidgett talks about how her love of art turned into launching a DSM USA startup business.
June 28, 2019
Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani talk about starting WorkHound and the startup lessons they learned along the way.
June 14, 2019
Ben Milne discusses the success and outcomes of Monetery, the premier tech summit in the Midwest.
May 24, 2019
ClinicNote's Lana Fox explains how ClinicNote has created an easier way for speech therapists to work.
May 3, 2019
Dwolla's Travis Ensley discusses his journey from the Navy to the world of startups.
April 30, 2019
Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. owner Scott Carlson explains how the right people help your business grow.
April 26, 2019
Certintell founder Ben Lefever discusses how the Certintell solution engages patients for better outcomes.
April 24, 2019
Fusion Boutique owner Sara Jacobson discusses her experience as a business owner in DSM USA
March 11, 2019
LenderClose Founder and CEO, Omar Jordan, discusses the importance of networking when starting a business.
February 26, 2019
Cassie Sampson talks startup expansion for Greater Des Moines (DSM) small business owners.
February 1, 2019
Des Moines small business owner discusses startup challenges and how he overcomes them.
December 14, 2018
Founder of AgriSync, Casey Niemann shares how this software-meets-agriculture startup continues to gain momentum.
November 30, 2018
CEO of Gain Compliance shares how a software company focuses on compliance in the insurance industry.
November 16, 2018
Peace Tree Brewing Company's original name only lasted five days.
October 26, 2018
Marry My City offers a new way to create a wedding registry full of experiences rather than stuff.
October 12, 2018
Melissa Carlson shares how to give your brand a persona and to think about it as more than just a logo.
September 28, 2018
Pitchly founder discusses pitching to investors and helping startups raise capital.
August 31, 2018
Serial entrepreneur Gabe Glynn shares how MakuSafe got its start in Greater Des Moines.
August 16, 2018
At age 24, Kate Banasiak became a minority owner of Diversified Management Solutions. She's now CEO.
August 3, 2018
Australian Steve Sherlock moved to Greater Des Moines (DSM) to launch insuretech company Pablow.
July 13, 2018
From the Sydney Opera House to an Irish castle, InnovativEvents produces events from Greater Des Moines (DSM).
June 29, 2018
How Greater Des Moines (DSM) games company Hatchlings amassed 15 millions users and national accolades.
June 8, 2018
Greater Des Moines (DSM) startup increasing corn yield by up to 80 percent through process thought to be impossible.
May 25, 2018
A Greater Des Moines (DSM) mom's mission to help parents across the world, one catch at a time.
May 15, 2018
Crème Cupcake + Dessert owner Christina Moffatt was turned down by seven banks but her business still succeeded.
April 27, 2018
Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Executive Director Megan Vollstedt shares how she embraces the fast-paced startup world.
April 13, 2018
Fresh from a $12 million funding round, Dwolla founder shares tips on raising capital on Startup Stories DSM Podcast.
April 6, 2018
In episode two of Startup Stories DSM, Kaylee Williams shares how she has shaped VolunteerLocal.
March 26, 2018
In episode one of Startup Stories DSM, FarrPro shares how its developing a solution to a 140-year-old problem.