The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting a seminar on April 7 for startup companies seeking guidance on raising capital to take their business to the next level. The discussion will cover a range of topics including the process of raising capital, capitalization tables and resources to help business owners throughout the process. The event […]

Entrepreneurs can now apply for the 2022 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. Judges selected by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will review all written submissions. Participants who advance to later rounds will give their pitches to a panel of judges, and the top three finalists will be awarded. The deadline to apply is May […]

The Octagon Center for the Arts and the Ames Community Arts Council are partnering to host the fourth annual Business of Art Conference, Radio Iowa reports. The conference is designed to bring together rural Iowa artists of all kinds to network and develop business and entrepreneurial skills. Each day features a keynote speech from Akwi Nji, a […]

The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce has announced the second annual Athene Black & Brown Business Summit Pitch Competition, scheduled for April 21. The deadline to submit an application to participate is March 1. Applicants must be at least 51% minority-owned, have been in business for at least two years and be a for-profit business. So far, $38,000 has […]

President Brian Waller speaks on association’s past, present and future When the Technology Association of Iowa was founded in 1997, the U.S. was nearing the peak of the dot-com bubble and a burgeoning industry of software development and information technology was emerging in Iowa. The state agency then called the Department of Economic Development founded […]

The 11 speakers who will present at the 2022 ciLive! conference at the DMACC West Campus in March were announced during a live event Monday. This year’s line up includes cybersecurity expert and ethical hacker Bryan Seely, conservation photographer and underwater journalist Jennifer Adler, and a panel of three space leaders. For the full list, […]