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Small Business and Startup Stories DSM

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Startup Stories DSM features conversations with entrepreneurs who share both their victories and failures on their paths to success. It is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Startup Stories DSM features conversations with entrepreneurs who share both their victories and failures on their paths to success. It is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Location:

United States

Description:

Startup Stories DSM features conversations with entrepreneurs who share both their victories and failures on their paths to success. It is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Language:

English

Contact:

515-286-4950


Episodes

One World Supplies Brings PPE to DSM

7/24/2020
Sul Huq describes his journey as an entrepreneur and the growth of DSM-startup One World Supplies.

Duration:00:34:19

A DSM-Based Startup Merges + Readies for Future Growth

6/12/2020
Greg Bailey discusses Denim Social, how he transitioned his startup team and his forecast for the future.

Duration:00:27:33

Gabe Glynn

5/4/2020

Duration:00:35:16

Kerty Levy

4/7/2020
Kerty Levy, managing director of Techstars Iowa, speaks with the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Startup Stories host, Mike Colwell.

Duration:00:32:34

Nadilia Gomez

3/27/2020
Nadilia Gomez is the executive director of Iowa AgriTech Accelerator. A former research scientist for Corteva Agriscience, Nadilia has been involved in the industry for a long time. Her experience is an integral part of helping to prepare new startup businesses for a successful future. Nadalia sits down with the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Startup Stories host, Mike Colwell to discuss her journey to a female leadership role.

Duration:00:29:25

Erin Huiatt Creates Multiple Ways for Moms and Women to Succeed in DSM

3/13/2020
Erin Huiatt began blogging as a way to share her adventures as a young mom. Little did she know that her hobby would grow into an entrepreneurial success story times three. Erin discusses her unique path as a female business owner with one of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Startup Stories hosts, Christina Moffatt.

Duration:00:23:21

Brad Dwyer and Joseph Nelson

2/28/2020
Starting your own business can be a difficult decision and complicated journey. But don’t tell that to Brad Dwyer and Joseph Nelson, co-founders of Roboflow and childhood friends, who hope to make developing computer vision and augmented reality (AR) apps easier and more streamlined. Brad and Joseph discuss their successes and hopes for the company’s future with Startup Stories host Mike Colwell.

Duration:00:36:15

Rita Perea – Rita Perea Leadership, Coaching and Consulting

2/14/2020
Waking up in the ER sets course to a life-changing career path. Christina Moffatt sits down with Rita Perea to discuss how a lifelong career in education taught her the most important lesson of her life.

Duration:00:26:23

Kyle McMahon – Tractor Zoom

1/24/2020
Kyle McMahon shares how his company, Tractor Zoom, is innovating on farm equipment auctions.

Duration:00:33:18

Nicole Gunderson – Global Insurance Accelerator

1/10/2020
Nicole Gunderson sits down with Mike Colwell to discuss her path to becoming the Managing Director for the Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA).

Duration:00:42:43

Kiki Levy – Better HireS

12/27/2019
Kiki Levy discusses her business Better HireS and its ability to connect high school talent to business needs.

Duration:00:22:28

Allison Davidson Motoyama – Dona Bela Shreds

12/13/2019
Allison Davidson Motoyama shares how her company revolutionizes sustainability by reforming textile scraps into designer neckwear.

Duration:00:41:09

Mike Draper – RAYGUN

11/22/2019
Mike Draper discusses RAYGUN's growth, unionization and status as "The Greatest Store in the Universe."

Duration:00:46:26

Steven Brockshus – FarmlandFinder

11/8/2019
FarmlandFinder CEO and Founder Steven Brockshus shares how his company creates a way to make the world's farmland information accessible given the shifting dynamics within the industry.

Duration:00:36:23

Kate Lyon – Koloni

10/25/2019
Kate Lyon shares how her company Koloni is creating a more sustainable world through sharing.

Duration:00:30:22

Carl and Torey Maerz – Rocket Referrals

10/11/2019
Carl and Torey Maerz share how they found success in the insurance industry by looking for a problem.

Duration:00:41:35

Martin Gross – Gross-Wen Technologies

9/26/2019
Dr. Martin Gross, one of Gross-Wen Technologies (GWT) founders, discusses how GWT found success during and after their start at a Greater Des Moines (DSM) incubator.

Duration:00:36:39

Katie Byers – HomeDitty

9/13/2019
Katie Byers explains the success of House Concerts in Greater Des Moines (DSM).

Duration:00:33:08

Brian Hemesath – Insurtech

8/30/2019
Former Global Insurance Accelerator Director Brian Hemesath discusses how startups find success in the evolving insurance industry.

Duration:00:36:55

Kate Wagner – Lidgett

7/30/2019
After working for two Greater Des Moines (DSM) startups, Kate Wagner launched clothing line Lidgett. She shares the lessons learned through her journey, and the ones she continues to learn with each new day.

Duration:00:29:24