We are diverse group of software professionals who enjoy new challenges and take pride in our work. We also strive to help out other local businesses and contribute to creating a Silicon Prairie culture in Des Moines.
We work with a variety of technologies and platforms including:
Responsive web development using HTML5 and CSS3
Ruby on Rails web development
iPhone and iPad apps (native app development)
Android app development (Java)
APIs and system integrations
Partner, Founder and CEO
Erin graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Economics and MIS. She began her career as a developer with a small software firm and worked her way up to project lead before founding Entrepreneurial Technologies in 2007. As CEO she is passionate about building the right environment and processes for the ET team to do its best possible work. She also assists with system architecture and design. Erin has founded or co-founded 3 tech startups and is also active in the community. She will serve as 2018 Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Iowa and is on the Executive Committee of the Future Ready Iowa Alliance.
Tej is a Partner in Entrepreneurial Technologies, sharing his knowledge in software development and the role of technology in business. He is recognized expert in the field and a frequent speaker on technology topics. His expertise includes artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, startups, investments and immigration issues. In addition to his partnership in ET, he is a co-founder of Plains Angels, Startup Iowa, and StartupCity Des Moines. He has served as Interim Director of the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator and is chair-elect of the Board of Trustees of Central College.
Sheldon is a Partner in Entrepreneurial Technologies, lending his expertise to sales, leadership and customer service. With more than 30 years’ experience in business, Sheldon is best known as a telecommunication entrepreneur and veteran executive of both the telecommunications and internet services industry, Sheldon co-founded, served as CEO, and successfully sold Caleris, Inc. an outsourced technology and customer services helpdesk company, in 2014. Prior, he was the President and CEO of FirstWorld Communication. He is active in the Iowa entrepreneurial community, with involvement with the Plains Angels, SQ1DSM, Global Insurance Accelerator, and Startup Weekend.
Quality Assurance Specialist & Bookkeeper
Rose came to ET with a wide variety of business experience, including bookkeeping, office management, flower growing, and teaching horticulture at ISU for 9 years. In addition to bookkeeping at ET, she is our quality assurance specialist. From a user’s perspective, she enjoys testing the apps and websites that the developers have created.
Rose lives on an acreage south of Ames with her husband, Keith.
Jamie is a Simpson Grad with a double major in Math and Computer Science. When he's not slinging code you can find him doing some major head banging to his favorite heavy metal bands.
Director of Development
Abby is a UNI computer science program graduate. With a diverse background of projects in a number of different languages. She's always ready to tackle a new challenge and keeps a sharp eye out for possible user friendliness improvements or technical enhancements.
Eric is a Computer Information Technology graduate with a wide background in technology—from networking and security, to web development and system administration. He excels at creating something out of nothing and automating manual processes. Eric has a passion for the Ruby programming language and how beautiful and aesthetically pleasing it can be.
When he's not coding, you can find him playing Ultimate Frisbee or hanging out with his wife and three kids.
UX/UI Designer & Developer
Matt graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Graphic Design. He has experience as a developer, UX/UI designer and print designer. He has worked with large, Fortune 500 clients to small, single-owner businesses.
Jeremiah is a computer science graduate from Central College. He has long had a passion for web development and for creating elegant, resilient applications. He's also the only developer in the office who can juggle.
Bobbi graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in Communications and followed that with a MA in Organizational Communication from the University of Illinois. Her focus has always been on the end user while working in a variety of software development life cycle roles including Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, Project Management, and Training.
Lucy the Corgi
Chewer of Plastic, Creator of Lucy on Rails
Lucy the Corgi
Lucy is a power player who always brings the noise to daily standups. Her duties include greeting visitors, tail (stump) chasing, and chewing on anything within 10" of the floor. She's also a phenom with Visual FoxPro.
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