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.
- 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.
|Global Insurance Accelerator||321 E. Walnut St., Suite 130, Des Moines, IA||http://www.globalinsuranceaccelerator.com/|
|Iowa Startup Accelerator||415 12th Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA
|Square One DSM||321 E. Walnut St., Suite 140, Des Moines, IA||http://squareonedsm.com/|
|West Des Moines Business Incubator||318 5th St., West Des Moines, IA||http://wdmbusinessincubator.com/|
|Coralville CoLab||2852 Coral Court, Coralville, IA||http://iccolab.com/coralville/|
|CoworkQC||225 E. 2nd St., Suites 203 & 205, Davenport, IA||https://www.coworkqc.com/|
|Fairfield CoLab||107 1/2 S. Main St., Fairfield, IA||http://ffcolab.com|
|GigaCenter – Baxter||S. 109 Main St., Baxter, IA||http://www.iowagigacenter.com|
|GigaCenter – State Center||128 Main St., State Center, IA||http://www.iowagigacenter.com|
|Gravitate||206 6th Ave., Third Floor, Des Moines, IA||http://www.gravitatedsm.com|
|IC CoLab||136 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA||http://iccolab.com|
|id8 Workspace||402 E. 4th St., First Floor, Waterloo, IA||https://id8workspace.com/|
|inTandem Workspace||501 Bank St., Webster City, IA||http://www.intandemworkspace.com|
|The Millrace||10 Main St., Cedar Falls, IA||http://www.redcedarcv.com/coworking|
|North Liberty CoLab||215 Highway 965, Suite 1, North Liberty, IA||http://iccolab.com/northliberty/|
|Springboard Coworking||700 4th St., Suite 210, Sioux City, IA||http://springboardcoworking.com|
|StartupCity Spencer||24 West Park St., Suite 4, Spencer, IA||http://www.startupcityspencer.com/|
|Startup Dubuque||900 Jackson St., Suite 110, Dubuque, IA||http://www.startupdubuque.org|
|Studio 12||12 S. 6th St.,Estherville, IA||http://esthervillepartnership.org/entrepreneuership|
|Vault||415 12th Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA||http://crvault.com|
|Area 515||1731 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA||https://area515.org/|
|Cedar Valley Makerspace||Techworks Campus, Tech1 Building, Third Floor, 360 West Field Ave., Waterloo, IA||http://www.cedarvalleymakers.org/|
|QC Co-Lab||627 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA||https://www.qccolab.com//||Ames Makerspace||328 Main St., Suite 15, Ames, IA||amesmakerspace.com||Loess Hills Maker Space||411 Sharp St., Glenwood, Iowa||https://www.facebook.com/LoessHillsMakerSpace/|
Did we miss one? Leave a note in the comments and we’ll get it added.
Here are two incubators in NW Iowa. Both also have coworking space.
24 West Park St., Suite 4
Spencer, IA 51301
The Excel Building / Studio 12
12 South 6th St.
Estherville, IA 51334
(Studio 12 is the coworking space inside the Excel Building.)
id8 workspace is a coworking space in East Central Iowa.
402 E 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50703
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