The Greater Des Moines Partnership will hold the seventh annual Small Business Success Summit on Monday, June 10, in Ankeny. The keynote speaker is Karin Hurt, founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, a global leadership development firm providing practical tools and techniques for human-centered leaders from clients. She worked for two decades as a […]

Des Moines-based nonprofit Pi515 is hosting the Day of Innovation Youth Tech Conference on April 25 for high school and college-age students as well as parents, educators and tech professionals. The free, daylong event, held at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, will include a keynote address, networking and breakout sessions, each with a different activity  geared […]

The inaugural Latina Business Excellence Summit, aiming to celebrate and empower Latina entrepreneurs, will be held on May 9 from 3-7 p.m. at the River Center in Des Moines. The summit’s goal is to increase access to opportunities, representation and resources. The event will include speakers, an expo to connect with other Latina-owned businesses and resource […]

The Iowa Center for Economic Success is starting a new event series called Made in Iowa to celebrate the impact of small businesses on Iowa’s economy and culture. The first event is on April 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. featuring the story of Des Moines farm-to-table restaurant HoQ and its owner and chef Suman Hoque. He will […]

The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa will host the third annual Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference on May 3-4. Veterans, active duty, reserve military, National Guard, military families, and their business partners are invited to attend the event. In addition to workshops and networking sessions, Allen Lazard, […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the next cohort of the tuition-free Scale DSM Business Accelerator will start in June and run through December. Participants attend sessions on topics such as business and strategic assessment, financial management, sales and marketing and talent and capital resources. Applicants must meet these following four requirements: Have between $150,000 – $4 […]

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce has announced seven finalists for the 2024 pitch competition at the fourth annual Athene Black & Brown Business Summit. An eighth finalist will be randomly selected on the day of the event on April 18. The finalists were chosen from a pool of over 100 applicants from across […]

GW Nutrition, led by President Anita Norian and Research and Development Director Laura Wonderling, received $10,000 for placing first in the Iowa Biotech Showcase, a pitch competition held during the Iowa Biotechnology Association’s Iowa Biotech Showcase and Conference in February. GW Nutrition will use the funding to advance its CleanSense technology, which uses a propriety […]