Who We Are

Clay & Milk is a digital publication that covers Iowa’s tech, startup and entrepreneurial communities.

Since our founding in 2016, our mission has remained the same: to cover and connect the Iowa entrepreneurial ecosystem, producing stories about the entrepreneurs, artists, startups and trends that are shaping the present and future of the state’s economy.

New and innovative endeavors happen every day throughout Iowa, often under the radar. Too often.

Clay & Milk’s mission is to bring these ventures to light.


In order to build something you first have to form it (Clay) and then help it grow (Milk).

This applies to our venture, how you nurture a community, and the entrepreneurs, artists and others in the middle trying to build something.

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How to contact us.

For general inquiries, information regarding submissions, how to support Clay & Milk, or other specifics, contact Managing Editor Jake Slobe, at jake@clayandmilk.com.

Clay & Milk accepts confidential news tips. If you have a story or tip you want to tell anonymously, send us a note.