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Square One DSM Hosts Open House of New Space

June 12, 2015

Square One DSM is hosting an Open House at their new location at 321 E. Walnut Street in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

Square One DSM moved into their new space in May, following the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s announcement that they would retire the Business Innovation Zone and evolve it into Square One DSM. This new organization and its accompanying facility serve as an accelerator for local, high-­-potential companies that are past the incubation stage. This program will run year-round and tailor goals and expectations for each company accepted as well as a specific curriculum. Square One DSM will take no equity and provide no investment dollars.

Square One DSM’s mission is to provide:

  • Intense mentoring and development in a structured environment
  • High expectations of participating startups for progress and execution on a week-­to-week basis
  • A physical location to work full time at no cost
  • Substantial access to mentors and investors, both angel and venture capital
  • A focus on customer acquisition first and capital second
  • Support for building a viable, sustainable company
  • A set departure date for each startup

The Open House will be on Wednesday, June 24 from 4 – 6 p.m. Attendees will find ample parking in the rear of the building or they can street park throughout the Historic East Village.

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.

All media inquiries should be directed to Mike Colwell at (515) 259-0380 or mike@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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 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.