Get involved in the Des Moines technology community

Des Moines, Iowa, has emerged as a vibrant hotbed for startups, entrepreneurs and technologists, and our community continues to rapidly evolve. We built this page as a resource for anyone interested in becoming more involved in the Des Moines technology community.

StartupDrinks Des Moines

Startup Drinks Des Moines is based on a simple concept: startup cultures in cities around the world gather at a bar to have a pint and discuss what they are working on, what they need help with and what they can do for each other. Attendance is open to existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages.

TechBrew Iowa

TechBrew Iowa

TechBrew Iowa is “an informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer (social lubrication).” TechBrew events tend to attract angel investors and tech industry folks who have been in business for a while, bridging the gap between emerging and established.

Silicon Prairie News

Silicon Prairie News covers entrepreneurism, events and technology startups across Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City. They’re also known for putting on events such as Big Omaha and ThincIowa.

Technology Association of Iowa

The Technology Association of Iowa is a membership-based professional organization focused on growing Iowa’s technology industry and tech-based economy.

Central Iowa Bloggers

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Central Iowa Bloggers: On the first Friday of every month, metro area bloggers, podcasters and content-creators gather over coffee and bagels at Panera Bread on University Ave in West Des Moines (and pretty much take the place over).

Topics of conversation range from technology to social media to business and communications.

Des Moines Web Geeks is a group of web professionals and enthusiasts looking to meet, share ideas and have some fun. Everyone is welcome to join and participate.


Social Media Club Des Moines

Social Media Club Des Moines is a community for social media professionals in the Central Iowa area, devoted to raising awareness of social technology and sharing best practices. SMC chapters exist all across the world; for more information about the broader network, please visit

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