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Raising Capital Seminar To Help Startups

August 15, 2016

Startup company founders in Central Iowa will have the opportunity to learn from other entrepreneurs and startup investors on how to successfully raise capital for their startups at the Raising Capital Seminar on Thursday, Sept. 29. The event is hosted by Square One DSM, an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and BrownWinick Law Firm. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at BrownWinick Law Firm, 666 Grand Ave. #2000. A networking reception will begin at 5 p.m.

The Raising Capital Seminar’s speakers will include local experts, including entrepreneurs and angel investors. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs who have been in their position as well as investors who directly fund startup companies. Topics will include how to raise money, how to find and secure money from investors and how to maintain relationships with angel investors after obtaining funding.

“Many startup founders  have an intricate knowledge of the product they are trying to build and the problem they are trying to solve with their produce, but may not know how to secure capital to get their promising business off the ground,” said Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “This event will help them jumpstart the process by learning from the people who are best-equipped to help them.”

More details on speakers and a full agenda will be release in coming weeks. Startup founders are encouraged to sign up quickly as space is limited. Registration is $30. To register, click here.

About Square One DSM

Square One DSM’s mission is to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources and to provide guided professional and business direction. Square One DSM helps entrepreneurs maximize their successes by helping them navigate resources, strengthen knowledge, improve skills, form strategic alliances and secure proper capitalization. Learn more at SquareOneDSM.com.

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 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 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.