Ankeny to host biotech meetup Sept. 19
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3:12 PM
In an initiative to spur Central Iowa's biotechnology industry, Ankeny city leaders will host a Bio Biz Brew meetup on Sept.19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. The goal is for officials to listen and learn about the resources that biotech entrepreneurs need to be successful, organizers said in a release. "Encouraging scientists into entrepreneurship and nurturing a start-up culture is important to Central Iowa's growing biotechnology community," said Dustin Petersen, a member of the Ankeny Economic Development Corp. board. An inaugural event in November 2012 drew dozens of local biotechnology entrepreneurs to Ankeny, he said. The FFA Enrichment Center is located at 1055 S.W. Prairie Trail Parkway on the Des Moines Area Community College campus. For more information, contact Julie Cooper at 515-964-0685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.