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If you have not found it already, there is a great new resource in the start-up scene here in Iowa and the midwest. It is called Silicon Prarie News. Started in Omaha, they now cover the Des Moines and Kansas City area. They put on an annual event called Big Omaha that has had rave reviews from those who have attended. They have a series of weekly video casts called PrarieCasts. I was fortunate to be asked to join a recent PrarieCast and enjoyed the experience very much. They are also providing a calendar of events for many opportunities for entrepreneurs.
I highly encourage you to check it out.