Every Wednesday Geoff publishes "The Pull", a digest of the top news for the Iowa innovation community that week. The following is the introduction to Issue #196.
I'm excited to share that Iowa will once again be well represented on Paul Singh's North American Tech Tour. We had Paul and Dana in Des Moines for a few days last July—most likely the hottest days of the summer a/k/a the time I learned the term "heat dome"—filled with presentations, investor pitches, a slew of office hour meetings and day trips to both Cedar Rapids and Ames (here's the full recap).
This year, they're going to start their visit at EntreFEST in Iowa City and then spend the following Monday-Wednesday (May 8-10) with us in Central Iowa.
We don't have the schedule online, yet, but since we spent most of the last visit focused on entrepreneurial activity in downtown Des Moines, we're planning events in different places throughout the metro this time. They'll have their tricked out Airstream camper parked in front of the West Des Moines Business Incubator in Valley Junction as home base and we have events in the works in Urbandale and Ankeny, as well.
If you'd like to meet with Paul and Dana while they're here, click here to apply for a 1-on-1 meeting. They had 17 of these office hours appointment last time and they were such a hit that we're adding even more time in the schedule for them this year.
Full details to come!