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Did someone say Bloomsnap Launch Party?

Did someone say Bloomsnap Launch Party?

May 2, 2014

It’s about time we do this!  90 days after we started Bloomsnap.com, we thought it would be a good time to have a launch Party! Bloomsnap allows shoppers an easy option for ordering flowers online, and the results are looking pretty good.  In Des Moines startup fashion, my business partner Lyndsay Clark and I are ready to pull together some...

Holiday Flavors of Des Moines

Holiday Flavors of Des Moines

Dec 11, 2013

I’m glad pumpkin spice season is over. Seriously, the pumpkin craze got a little out of hand this year. Did anyone try the Pumpkin Spice M&Ms? Bleck, they tasted like potpourri & chocolate! The holidays bring a bevy of seasonal flavors like eggnog, peppermint, pomegranate, cranberry, and gingerbread to name a few. I’m not sure when salted caramel...

Startup Drinks returns to Valley Junction

Startup Drinks returns to Valley Junction

Sep 20, 2013

Within the rotation of venues throughout 2013, The Longest Yard has shown us that the west side can also be a popular spot for the local startup crowd.  Our monthly meetup for local entrepreneurs and startup advocates, known as Dsm Startup Drinks, has also included stops downtown at Amici and in the Drake neighborhood at Mars Cafe.  This Tuesday, we will be...

TEDx Des Moines Prepares its “Shift” Focus for a Packed House

TEDx Des Moines Prepares its “Shift” Focus for a Packed House

Sep 6, 2013

The popular global events known as TEDx will have their next production in Des Moines this Sunday as it explores the new theme of “Shift”.  This will mark our city’s 4th annual TEDx in addition to the TEDxYOUTH events that have also been taking place. Even though it’s natural for those of us around the technology and startup community...

Chris Pirillo’s Leap into Mars Cafe

Chris Pirillo’s Leap into Mars Cafe

Jul 26, 2013

A new spotlight from the tech world surprisingly happened this week in the Drake neighborhood.  On short notice, world famous tech geek Chris Pirillo made the wise decision to conduct some business while in town this week.  This was his 2nd meet-up in Des Moines since 2011, as this one became more interactive among his friends, family and followers who made...