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Networking Event Expands to Include Entrepreneurs, Builders

Northwest Iowa BizBrew Launches as Area’s Premier Networking Event  SPENCER, Iowa – StartupCity Spencer and the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation are excited to announce the launch of Northwest Iowa BizBrew, an informal networking event focused on bringing together entrepreneurs, business people and creatives.  “We saw a great turn-out with the Technology Association of Iowa’s TechBrew event […]

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StartupCity Spencer Hosts State Leaders

Featured in the Spencer Daily Reporter on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Randy Cauthron, Managing Editor. “In conjunction with its introduction of its Coworking Thursday programming, StartupCity Spencer hosted the Iowa Republican administrative team of Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, as well as their guest, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and offered the […]

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StartUp Weekend Targets Rural-Focused Entrepreneurship

Featured in the Spencer Daily Reporter on Monday, January 27, 2014 by Kate Padilla. “It was great collaborating on skills,” she (Liz Kluver, a careers teacher at Spencer High School) said. “I had one student participating this time, and he would say he knows nothing about ag. But it’s even just coming up with ideas. […]

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StartupCity Spencer to Host Second Pitch & Grow Event

Featured in the Spencer Daily Reporter on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Randy M. Cauthron. “The first Pitch & Grow here was really an exciting success and set a really nice foundation for this year’s event,” Leann Jacobsen, TAI president and StartupCity Spencer founder, said. “In the meantime we’ve had a number of Tech Brews […]

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StartupCity Spencer Announces April 1 Opening

Featured in the Spencer Daily Reporter on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Randy M. Cauthron. “Northwest Iowa is an up-and-coming innovation hotspot for the state,” the StartupCity Spencer co-founder said. “StartupCity Spencer provides a nurturing and collaborative space for these entrepreneurs, as well as specialized workshops and programming for those looking to make the leap.” […]

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StartupCity Spencer Nurtures Northwest Iowa’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

SPENCER, IOWA, February 19, 2013 – StartupCity Spencer, a startup incubator and collaborative workspace in the Iowa Lakes Corridor, will open its doors on Monday, April 1, 2013. The incubator addresses business development needs of early-stage firms that need mentoring, education and space to grow into viable companies. “Northwest Iowa is an up-and-coming innovation hotspot […]

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StartupCity Spencer Receives $5,000 Ripple Effect Grant Check

StartupCity Spencer would like to sincerely thank Iowa Network Services (INS) and Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) for the $5,00 donation via the Ripple Effect. INS and IADG have teamed up with the common goal of strengthening rural Iowa through the Ripple Effect (www.insrippleeffect.com) – the most recent organization to throw in its hat in […]

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Business incubator to set up shop in Spencer

Featured in the Des Moines Register on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by Marco Santana. “There are smart people across Iowa,” said (Leann) Jacobsen, a Spencer native. “Innovation isn’t just happening in Des Moines or Cedar Rapids. There are phenomenal infrastructures and networks of communication and support in place in other areas.” Click here to read the […]

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Think big

Featured on The Spencer Daily Reporter on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Kate Padilla. “If you create a space for entrepreneurs, the creative energy develops for people to play off of each other,” Christian Renaud, a principle at StartupCity Des Moines, said. “What results is an explosion of business ideas.” Click here to read the […]

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Incubator with StartupCity Des Moines ties comes to northwest Iowa

Featured on the Silicon Prairie News tech blog on Monday, August 6, 2012 by Sarah Binder. “With the talented people that reside here, that type of innovation can definitely happen in this part of the state,” Jacobsen, president of the Technology Association of Iowa and a Spencer resident, said in a phone interview Thursday. “We really […]

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