How do startups navigate the world of venture capital? Next Level Ventures principal partner Scott Hoekman broke it down for the audience at Wednesday’s 1 Million Cups presentation. The whole presentation is available on Facebook @1MillionCupsDSM, but here’s a few takeaways to note if you’re unfamiliar. Next Level Ventures is seeking its next eight to […]

If the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups initiative is “church for entrepreneurs,” Des Moines entrepreneur Ben McDougal is preaching the gospel – and his congregation is getting bigger. After leading the Des Moines chapter for five years – the second 1MC chapter in the country after Kansas City – McDougal is stepping back locally in […]

1 Million Cups organizer Ben McDougal interviews Gov. Kim Reynolds during her first appearance at the weekly Des Moines gathering. Photo by Kate Hayden For the first fifteen to twenty minutes, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stood at the lecturn addressing a room of more than 50 during Wednesday’s 1 Million Cups meeting in the Science […]