Thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City-based foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation, for sponsoring the Livestream and Video Series, and to our video and post-production team made up of Event1 Video and Evolve.
Thinc Iowa, a Silicon Prairie News premier event, is held each October to provide a common ground for startups and corporations to explore partnerships, examine innovation and share lessons learned.
Music: "Allegrotto con Moto ma Rubato" by MAT64 (mat64.org/)
Douglas Olson is a partner director of development for Microsoft Expression Studio, Microsoft’s suite of creative design and media applications. As a senior leader in the Expression team, Olson drives both development as well as user experience across the product portfolio. Olson has over 16 years of leadership experience in building and investing in companies as an entrepreneur and brings to Microsoft an extensive background in inspiring, driving and participating in the development of foundational products in the Interactive Media and Graphic Design market. A passionate advocate for innovation and economic development in the Midwest, Olson is responsible for development teams located in Redmond, Wash. and a studio headquarters in St. Paul Minnesota.