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Iowa Angel Investor Summit To Take Place On Nov. 14, Including An Investment Opportunity For Startups

October 4, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Oct. 4, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Plains Angels and the Ag Startup Engine will hold the Iowa Angel Investor Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Landus, 220 S.W. Ninth Street in Des Moines. The one-day Summit brings together active and new angel investors for a day of learning how to invest in business ventures and provide capital for startups in exchange for ownership equity.  

At the event, participants will learn about the state of angel investing, come to understand rolling fund structures and term sheets, take part in how to become an angel investor workshop and more.  

The event will also feature a Best of the Midwest pitch event. Up to 10 companies will be invited to pitch for a pool of investment money in exchange for equity. The pitch event is open to accredited individual investors and seed funds managers as a way to discover investment opportunities and to coinvest with Midwest investors.  

“A strong angel investor network is a critical component to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Events like the Iowa Angel Investor Summit are important so that experienced and aspiring angel investors can meet, network and work together to grow and directly invest into a variety of successful startups in the region,” said Diana Wright, Startup Community Builder at The Partnership. “Additionally, we look forward to welcoming businesses from across the region to showcase their innovative products and services for investment.” 

Those interested in attending the Iowa Angel Investor Summit can learn more about the event and register here. The cost of attending is $50, and capacity is limited to the first 100 people. Startup companies interested in participating in Best of the Midwest can learn more and apply here. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 20. 

The Iowa Angel Investor Summit is sponsored by Iowa Economic Development Authority, InnoVenture Iowa, UHY Advisors, Dentons Davis Law, Network Ventures, Landus and the Iowa Venture Capital Association. 

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership  

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.