Des Moines Start-up Community Set to Expand

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines’ technology start-up community now has room to expand.

Geoff Wood runs Gravitate, providing office space and meeting rooms for start-up companies.

When it opened in September, Gravitate only occupied the third floor of the Midland Building. It has expanded to the fourth and fifth floors, with eight additional offices and an extra 2,500 square feet of space.

Currently, the building hosts about fifty members working for more than twenty technology companies.

Wood hopes Gravitate will become a central location where innovation is born.

“Being able to bring people together, even if they’re working on different things so they can bounce ideas off of each other and find out about the latest technologies is really beneficial and new companies have formed when people have come together after found each other in this way,” said Wood.

The office space is also used for training and educational programs. Membership to use the building can be purchased starting at $150 per month.

More information is available on its website.