Monthly Archives: May 2014

Des Moines lands on under-the-radar tech hub list

If you have yet to connect with Des Moines technology and startup scene, you might want to get on that.

The metro area was named as one of the top five under-the-radar tech hubs in the U.S. by SpareFoot, an online marketplace for storage containers.

Only Boise, Idaho, topped Des Moines on the list, which was compiled by the Austin, Texas,-based tech startup.

Mike Colwell of the Business Innovation Zone in Des Moines was quoted in the piece, saying the startup ecosystem was strong and highlighting some of the upcoming initiatives that aim to enhance startups in Iowa even more.

Colwell included Technology Association of Iowa’s Pitch and Grow, Plains Angels investment group and the area’s 1 Million Cups program, among others.

The piece on the SpareFoot website pointed out the presence of Meredith Corp. and Wells Fargo, while reminding readers that the city has been named on to several lists during the past year.

Dwolla, Social Money and ScoutPro were singled out as tech startup stars.

Little Rock, Ark., Baton Rouge, La., and Portland, Maine, rounded out the top five.