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Geoff Wood
Works at Welch Avenue
Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Des Moines, IA
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Hip Bundle is an unique set of mock-ups created with careful attention to details. It is presented in composition, that is able to satisfy any requirements for presentation of your new projects.
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Great to see these four programs come together.
It’s only mid-April but details around four new programs to help fund very early stage startups in Iowa have emerged. One of the programs, NestMint describes this stage as "idea-level". All combined, the four programs are planning to deploy $1.33MM in capital in this state.
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Fun show this week with +Patrick Quinn. 
New day, new time, new location. This week made me the move to Thursdays at 4 p.m. live from StartupCity in downtown Des Moines. Our guest was Patrick Quinn from the Technology Association of Iowa who filled us in on their big events this week including i2iowa, Pitch & Grow and the Prometheus Awards. In the second segment we talk through the news of the week: The TaxACT story, Bob Dorf comments on Iowa startups & Syncbak integrates the ...
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New to the Des Moines tech & startup community or dropping by for a visit? Here's a place to start.
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My furniture project eggcrates entered week two of it's life today. Please do me a favor and check it out. If you've already seen it, please share with a friend!
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Launched a new project the other day called "eggcrates"; it's furniture not information. Check it out if you get a chance.
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Ha - even with one boy there's a fair share of climbing in our house. Definitely not intended for climbing ;)
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Last week's Welch Avenue Show "Dwolla has a hype man?" with guest Ben Milne.
Our guest this week is Ben Milne, founder and CEO of Dwolla. We catch up on the latest at Dwolla (including the hip hop video that Dwolla business developer Max Farrell's crowdsourced for his song Goody Good) and talk through the news of the week: the new NestMint fund, the Prometheus Awards and the Iowa Business Plan Competition. Then we test him on Winnie the Pooh trivia - seriously.
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What are the things that attract people to our community for the purpose of launching their startup?
A few weeks ago I met up with several Iowans for bbq and drinks at Stubbs in Austin. Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, asked us a question: what are the three things the Des Moines startup community needs most?
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Entrepreneur, Strategist, Catalyst
Employment
  • Welch Avenue
    Founder, 2013 - present
  • VolunteerLocal
    Co-founder, 2009 - present
  • Eggcrat.es
    Founder, 2011 - 2013
  • Silicon Prairie News
    COO, 2009 - 2013
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Currently
Des Moines, IA
Previously
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Memphis, Tennessee - Omaha, Nebraska - West Des Moines, Iowa - Ames, Iowa - Ankeny, Iowa - Windsor Heights, Iowa - Indianapolis, Indiana
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Entrepreneur and connector based in Des Moines
Introduction
Geoff Wood is an entrepreneur, connector and the founder of Welch Avenue. He consults with a range of startups and other organizations who recognize the intrinsic value of building anything with a startup mentality. He was previously the COO of Silicon Prairie News (SPN), a digital media and event production company. At SPN, he was the company’s second employee and managed the operations of the business as it grew tenfold. 

Geoff has co-founded several startups, including VolunteerLocal, Eggcrates, and CampusAuthority. He earned a B. Sc. from Iowa State University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Bragging rights
Best Model Rocket Launch Award - US Space Camp (Summer 1990)
Education
  • Iowa State University
    Community & Regional Planning
  • Indiana University
    MBA
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