What struck me most about the region — which is cut between Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City — is its entrepreneurs.
They are a community. They are bent on staying in the Midwest. And, they are laser focused on talking, and working, with one another in way that’s distinctly Midwestern Nice.
The region has even drawn the attention of big name investors, such as celebrity Ashton Kutcher of Punk’d fame and 26-year-old Joshua Kushner, who just doubled his money on a recent $50 million investment he made with Instagram through his venture capital firm, Thrive Capital.
You can find my @AmerBanker story, here.
[Update April 13, 2012]
Social Money Systems (@gosocialmoney) April 12, 2012
Danny Schreiber (@dannyaway) April 13, 2012
[Update April 18, 2012]
A different take on the topic appeared in @AmerBanker’s Payment Supplement, here.