Registration now open for Raising Capital Seminar

Entrepreneurs attend the Raising Capital Seminar in March, 2017. Photo courtesy of Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Set to take place Thursday, Sept. 27, the Raising Capital Seminar aims to help entrepreneurs learn how to successfully secure equity funding for their startup companies.

The all-day seminar is targeted at startups getting ready to raise their first round of equity capital. The event will take those attending through all the steps that need to take place before, during and after raising capital. 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.

Registration is now open for the seminar with an admission fee of $30. The seminar will take place at BrownWinick Law Firm from 8am – 3pm.

“We’re seeing a lot more companies around here starting to raise money,” said Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “So we need to spend more time teaching them the right way to raise money, how to find investors and what to do once they’ve raised it.”

Many of the entrepreneurs who have attended past seminars have seen a lot of success in raising capital. Some of the more successful companies that have participated include Denim, AgriSync, VetMeasure, InsuranceMenu and FiveQ.

“Learning from investors, legal experts and other DSM entrepreneurs was a tremendous help as we started our company in 2015,” said Gregory Bailey, founder and CEO of Denim. “Now, having successfully raised investment in each of the last three years, I would recommend the Raising Capital Seminar for any entrepreneur preparing to raise capital. The seminar provides a great foundation for learning the ins-and-outs of fundraising for your business.”

Those who are not able to attend can watch the most recent Raising Capital Seminar that took place in March here.