Geoff is the COO and main connection point in Iowa for Silicon Prairie News (SPN), an organization working to increase the notability of the Silicon Prairie region – Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and surrounding area – as an innovation center and startup hub. In addition to putting out the premier technology publication in the area, the SPN team also produces events Big Des Moines, Big Omaha and Big Kansas City.
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.
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I enjoy presenting on topics related to entrepreneurship, technology, community and developing ecosystem. I've presented to conferences, university classes, user groups, Rotary, breakfast clubs and more. He hosts a weekly podcast where interviews entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts from across the region.
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Select recent presentations:
- Social: IRL Conference on technology & innovation in Des Moines - 6/2012
- New Leaders Council (Des Moines) Institute on entrepreneurship - 1/2012
- Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Caucus & Community Panel on “the next generation” - 9/2011
- Startup Storm event at Simpson College on the startup ecosystem in Central Iowa - 4/2011