Loft Startup Exchange

Do you ever feel like you’re running your business on an island? Entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive when people and resources are working together to develop new approaches and solutions.

Welcome to Loft Startup Exchange! What challenges do you have in balancing daily business demands? Are you struggling with how to scale your production efficiently? How have you opened doors to market your product or service?

Startup Exchange is a community of likeminded business leaders seeking to connect, learn, and grow.

In 2017, Marion Economic Development Corporation launched Loft Coworking. Coworking offers a shared, community-driven workspace for location-independent workers. Located in historic Uptown Marion, the word Loft describes more than just its second floor location. Loft is MEDCO’s platform to support all small business and startups as they reach higher and achieve more.

Your business may already operate out of a basement, garage, or even a small shop. But are you missing out on valuable networks that may bring increased success to your bottom line?

Join Loft Startup Exhange today and be part of our growing team of local entrepreneurs.

Loft Startup Exchange Membership Criteria:

  • Employ less than six employees or
  • In business less than 5 years or
  • Annual revenue of less than $300,000

Membership Benefits:

  • Monthly meetup/collaboration opportunities with all Loft Coworking and Loft Startup Exchange members
  • Quarterly coaching with Small Business Development Center staff
  • Access to all Loft Coworking & MEDCO programming
  • Access to Loft Coworking Conference Room
  • Two free days/month at Loft Coworking
  • Receive bi-weekly MEDCO E-blasts
  • Listed on MEDCO Website with business profile and link to company website
  • Guidance and advisement for state and local economic development incentive assistance
  • Business Profile included in MEDCO E-Newsletter

Membership Cost:

  • $100/quarter, invoiced quarterly. No annual commitment required.


Loft Startup Exchange Investors

Iowa Coffee Roasters

Our mission is to source the highest quality green coffees from suppliers that offer exceptional coffees and a desire to enable farmers to develop, provide tractability and long term partnerships.

Make it Memorable

Leveraging the latest technology in drones, cameras, lighting, audio and editing suites, Make it Memorable provides a full turnkey service to meet all your wants and needs!