Contact The Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is committed to serving all businesses in Greater Des Moines (DSM), including small businesses and startups. For assistance, contact any of the small business and startup experts at The Partnership.
Christina Moffatt | Director of Small Business Development
Focused on main street businesses, Christina Moffatt brings her own business experience to the table. Moffatt has mentored hundreds of business owners around DSM in the last eight years and is here to help. With experience in planning, management, business loans, real estate acquisitions and buildout, business startup, employee management and running a small business successfully, Moffatt works with small businesses to help create, launch and grow their business.
Mike Colwell | Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
Focused on high-growth-potential startup businesses looking to scale regionally or nationally, Mike Colwell has spent the last 11 years helping people improve their chances for success. With a background in marketing, sales, product development and finance, Colwell works with startups to build their business model, financial model, marketing strategies and capitalization plan. As Co-Manager of the Plains Angels and as an angel investor personally, Colwell understands what it takes to raise equity capital.
Sanjita Pradhan | Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Focused on developing foreign-born resources, Sanjita Pradhan serves as Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Greater Des Moines Partnership and leads initiatives to support The Partnership’s Global DSM: International Talent Strategy to cultivate a community of inclusivity for all. Pradhan supports foreign-born business owners and startups by providing recommendations and connections to Partnership and community-based resources supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs.