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October 16 - 17, 2014

THERE'S EVERYTHING
YOU COULD EVER WANT. EVER.

Founders, teams, supporters, designers, developers and innovators come together for a 2 day conference to celebrate and invigorate Iowa's start up community. Passionate individuals from all across the state unite in the capital city to share ideas, create solutions and build inspiration. Conference-goers get an engaging look at tech & innovation on a national scale and develop a keen awareness for the resources available locally to strengthen Iowa's startup communities.

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2014 > 2013, but here's last year's keynotes.

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WE HAVE A BUNCH OF GREAT THINGS PLANNED.

Day One @ Gravitate

8:00

Opening & Breakfast by Gateway Market

9:00

Innovation at Cloud Speed - Casey Niemann

9:45

Story Telling & Finding Value - Brian Hemesath

10:30

A Lean, Mean Social Media Strategy - Hillary Ferry

11:15

Intellectual Property 2.0 - Sarah Pearson

12:00

Lunch provided by Pita Pit

12:45

Legal Pitfalls for Startups - Brett Trout

1:30

I've Got An Idea, Now What? - Mike Colwell

2:15

Funding - Scott Hoekman

3:00

Card Sorting Against Humanity - Amanda Morrow

3:45

Web APIs, Exponential Growth & You - Matt Makai

4:30

User Groups & Startup Organizations - Jake Kerber

5:15

Opening Party Begins

Day Two @ Kirkwood

10:00

Check-in

11:00

Welcome & Announcements

11:25

Amanda West - Co-founder & CEO, Seed Here Studio

12:00

Harper Reed - CEO, Modest, Inc.

12:35

Lunch Break

2:00

Rajat Paharia - Founder, Bunchball

2:35

Eric Engelmann - President & CEO, Geonetric, Inc.

3:10

Break

3:30

Nicole Glaros - Managing Director, Techstars

4:05

Matt Boyd - Co-founder, Sqwiggle

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THE VENUES ARE UNIQUE.

Gravitate

Gravitate, the completely new center of entrepreneurial gravity in Des Moines boasts an open floor plan for co-working as well as individual offices and conference rooms to conduct business the startup way. Gravitate is so new that this will be the very first event to be held in this space!

Gravitate
206 6th Ave., 3rd Floor | Des Moines, IA
www.gravitatedsm.com

The Kirkwood

The Kirkwood is the classy and inspiring setting for Day 2 of this year's I/OWA Conference. Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, The Kirkwood is the perfect space to meet, listen, network, collaborate and admire the architectural beauty. 

The Kirkwood
400 Walnut St. | Des Moines, IA
www.thekirkwooddm.com

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