The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host several workshops and events for startups as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which takes from Nov. 8-12.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world — especially those individuals who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching their own startup.
“There is significant startup activity happening in Greater Des Moines, and champions across Iowa are dedicated to building the ecosystem where startups can grow and thrive,” said Diana Wright, Startup Community Builder at The Partnership in a release. “We encourage those who are building their own startups to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week events to gain knowledge and access resources to help speed up success.”
Here are some of the events taking place in Des Moines.
Sales For Startups
On Tuesday, Nov. 9, ISA Ventures and the Greater Des Moines Partnership will host Sales For Startups. The event will provide a crash course for sales strategies and tactics for startups. Attendees will learn how to determine the right customers, book meetings with decision-makers, build relationships, close with confidence and more.
The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Capacity is limited to 26 people to follow COVID-19 guidelines. Those interested can register here.
Raising Capital Seminar
On Wednesday, Nov. 10, The Partnership will host a Raising Capital Seminar. Startup companies will learn about capitalization tables, equity compensation, managing an investment close and more on the road to raising equity financing. This event is ideal for businesses that are on the verge of rapid growth but need money in order to take the next step.
The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Capacity is also limited to 26 people to follow COVID-19 guidelines. Those interested can register here.
Female Founder Fireside
The Partnership, ISA Ventures, and Techstars Iowa will host a Female Founder Fireside from 5 – 7 p.m. at Gravitate Coworking Downtown. This discussion will start at the conclusion of the Raising Capital Seminar and is intended for women that are interested in building and scaling business in central Iowa. The event is targeted toward females interested in building and scaling businesses.