Is Central Iowa too averse to risk?  How does this affect the opportunities for business start ups and economic growth?  What can be done to foster a climate more receptive to risk and change?  Is this really something we want, or has our more conservative nature actually been a positive during turbulent economic times? Read article

MODERATOR:


Mike Colwell
Executive Director,
Business Innovation Zone








PANELISTS:


Ben Milne
Founder,
Dwolla Corp.








David Swenson
Economist,
Iowa State University








John LeMarche
Principal,
VentureNet Iowa








Christian Renaud
CEO, Present.io and Mentor-in-residence,
StartupCity Des Moines