Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

No Shortage of Networking

This week was packed with networking opportunities for getting out to catch up with friends in productively loud environments.  Here’s a recap of what went on as I’m sure we’ll see more of each event:

Iowa Startup Fair & Startup Job Crawl: As we’ve mentioned many times before, the number of startup companies  and tech innovations within Iowa keeps expanding.  Even for someone like myself who knows the scene pretty well, I’m still meeting new entrepreneurs with awesome ideas when Startup City hosts an evening of putting dozens more on display.  Here’s a recap of Tuesday’s event in photos via Silicon Prairie News.

Social Media Club Des Moines: On Wednesday , SMCDSM took over Exile Brewing  for their re-launch party.  While I’m still getting to know the group better, there’s plenty of familiar people involved who are staying active in our city.  “The Des Moines chapter of Social Media Club seeks to bring together area technologists, business owners, educators, professionals, enthusiasts, and users of all vocations to provide a forum for education and collaboration on social media technology, platforms, and strategies.”

One of the many past YPC meet-ups

Tech Brew: Hosted by Technology Association of Iowa on usually the 2nd Thursday of every month, Techbrew has been a popular spot for all those in the technology & entrepreneurship community to meet up downtown.  Last night’s was held at the newly renovated Microsoft Offices (former DMSC location) on Locust Street.  Next month’s will be a change of schedule, to be Monday, October 8th at Startup City.

YPC Social Happy Hour: A long-time favorite for many of us in Des Moines, this night continues to be a great connection point for all various committees of YPC and those stopping in to find out what’s new with the organization.  Expect many more of these as they’ve regularly hosted at alternating locations on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

American Marketing Association Happy Hour: This one I did not make it to as it was also held on Thursday.  “The AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.  The Iowa Chapter currently numbers over 250 professionals. They are employed by a wide variety of businesses, agencies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. Most of Iowa’s leading companies have members in the AMA Iowa Chapter.”

All events were free to attend, for the next series be sure to check if they require an RSVP in advance.

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