The One Page Term Sheet

Raising capital is harder than it should be in emerging startup communities largely in part to a lack of established processes and shared terms. Everything is new and that's not really a good thing when it comes to term sheets and deal terms. I've suggested the idea multiple times that communities could have a community… Continue reading The One Page Term Sheet

Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?

In a Technology Association of Iowa board meeting many weeks ago, the topic of talent emerged. I always think this is an interesting topic. The specific discussion led to, "why do students leave Iowa who study here?" The outcome of the TAI board meeting was to come up with something to present that covered: How… Continue reading Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?

The relationship between Ames and Des Moines

Ames and Des Moines have developed a symbiotic relationship. I think a lot of entrepreneurs feel it's a odd relationship but aren't sure why. For reasons unbeknownst to us the technology communities haven't historically collaborated well but that's changing. I was thinking recently about why the connection between the two cities feels so important and… Continue reading The relationship between Ames and Des Moines