Amanda Styron West
Co-founder and CEO of Seed Here Studio and Vault Coworking & Collaboration Space
Amanda Styron is the Project Lead for The Creative Corridor Project and co-founder and CEO of Seed Here Studio, a media and events agency dedicated to building a stronger community of entrepreneurs and creatives in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. She leads strategy and production of multiple community building efforts including events, programs, websites, and coworking spaces.
Before starting Seed Here, Styron earned a degree in economics at the University of Iowa. While in college she co-founded the Iowa City non-profit community building organization The James Gang and launched a student engagement program called The 10,000 Hours Show that went on to be acquired and expanded by United Way Worldwide. After college, she worked with creative class expert Richard Florida and The Knight Foundation to support mid-size cities around the country with their creative community building efforts.