Here’s a list of Iowa startup accelerators and coworking spaces

Community builders and economic developers in Iowa have put a lot of stock in giving entrepreneurs collaborative places to work and build their companies. The state has seen a number of new accelerators, incubators and coworking spots open in recent years.

While some, like StartupCity Des Moines and Veel Hoeden in Pella, have shut down completely, others spaces have emerged in Iowa’s major cities and smaller towns like Baxter.

It can be difficult to find an up-to-date, comprehensive list of these entrepreneurial spaces, though. Seeing that, Clay & Milk attempted to compile one.

The first table includes accelerators or incubators in the state. The second is only coworking spaces.

Some notes:

  • Only spaces with a physical location are included.
  • This does not include proposed spaces, such as new accelerators.
  • We did not include spaces or programs operated by universities or colleges.
Accelerator/Incubator Address Website
Global Insurance Accelerator 321 E. Walnut St., Suite 130, Des Moines, IA
Iowa Startup Accelerator 415 12th Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA
Square One DSM 321 E. Walnut St., Suite 140, Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines Business Incubator 318 5th St., West Des Moines, IA


Coworking Space Address Website
Coralville CoLab 2852 Coral Court, Coralville, IA
CoworkQC 225 E. 2nd St., Suites 203 & 205, Davenport, IA
Fairfield CoLab 107 1/2 S. Main St., Fairfield, IA
GigaCenter – Baxter S. 109 Main St., Baxter, IA
GigaCenter – State Center 128 Main St., State Center, IA
Gravitate 206 6th Ave., Third Floor, Des Moines, IA
IC CoLab 136 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA
id8 Workspace 402 E. 4th St., First Floor, Waterloo, IA
inTandem Workspace 501 Bank St., Webster City, IA
The Millrace 10 Main St., Cedar Falls, IA
North Liberty CoLab 215 Highway 965, Suite 1, North Liberty, IA
Springboard Coworking 700 4th St., Suite 210, Sioux City, IA
StartupCity Spencer 24 West Park St., Suite 4, Spencer, IA
Startup Dubuque 900 Jackson St., Suite 110, Dubuque, IA
Studio 12 12 S. 6th St.,Estherville, IA
Vault 415 12th Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA
Makerspace Address Website
Area 515 1731 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA
Cedar Valley Makerspace Techworks Campus, Tech1 Building, Third Floor, 360 West Field Ave., Waterloo, IA
QC Co-Lab 627 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA
Ames Makerspace 328 Main St., Suite 15, Ames, IA
Loess Hills Maker Space 411 Sharp St., Glenwood, Iowa

Did we miss one? Leave a note in the comments and we’ll get it added.