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Small Business Success Summit

Local and small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups are invited to join the Greater Des Moines Partnership for the 7th Annual Small Business Success Summit. Stay tuned for more information on the 2024 Summit.

Summit participants will have a chance to hear presentations by keynotes from industry leaders that will inform and inspire, participate in workshops with fellow business owners from Greater Des Moines (DSM) and engage in in-depth conversations at various breakout sessions.

If you’d like to sponsor the 2024 Small Business Success Summit please contact the Small Business and Member Support Manager, Emily McLain.

Pitch Competition

New in 2023, The Partnership offered a Pitch Competition for local entrepreneurs that took place during The Summit with over $10,000 in total awards. The competition was geared toward business owners or entrepreneurs who seek to establish a new business or grow or expand an existing business in DSM. 

See the Pitch Competition Guidelines for more information.

2023 Small Business Success Summit Sponsors

Premier Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Meta Logo

Silver Sponsors

Ankeny DMACC

Bronze Sponsors

Brown Winick ciras connectifyhr Health Partners
IEDA Mediacom Purpose Bank Two Rivers Bank
University of Iowa

Hospitality Sponsor

Jennings Kallen Advisors


Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, Dymin Systems, SBA, SCORE, The Iowa Center for Economic Success, Goldman Sach's 10000 Small Business, P&M Apparel, Women Lead Change