52 weeks in a row and counting (a stats post!)

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Today's Welch Avenue Weekly is the 52nd consecutive edition of that publication which means that it's stat time! (we did the whole 'birthday time' thing last week on the anniversary of the company)

Here are some quick highlights on who has been covering the Iowa startup community in the last year —

  • 159 stories highlighted
  • 35 publications referenced
  • The Des Moines Register (41) just edges out Silicon Prairie News (40) for the most stories highlighted
  • We Create Here (20) combined with its parent company The Gazette (5) are solidly in third place
  • 8 other local community papers in Iowa were highlighted
  • TechCrunch (8) takes the top spot amongst national outlets covering the Iowa community
  • James Eliason and Ben Milne both had personal blog posts highlighted (related: founders should blog more)
  • On 9 occasions the 3 highlighted stories went one each to DMR, SPN and WCH
  • On 8 occasions 2 of the highlighted stories were from the same publication
  • On 4 occasions we highlighted 4 stories rather than 3 (sometimes its tough to choose)
  • On 2 occasions all 3 of the highlighted stories were from the same publication

See the full leaderboard at welchavenue.com/weekly


Geoff Wood has been helping tell the story of the Iowa startup community since 2009. In addition to writing here daily, he hosts a weekly podcast, speaks at conferences and organizes several events in the community.

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