First-Round Judge: Diana Wright

About Diana Wright

Diana Wright is the Startup Community Builder for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. In this role, Wright engages with the existing startups and high-growth businesses in Greater Des Moines.

She also helps new and diverse startups connect with the community and its mentors, advisors, investors, and other community leaders and feeders. Wright works to proactively create opportunities to bring the startup community together while leveraging existing services and resources across the entrepreneurship community in Iowa.

Active in the investor community, Wright is involved in both FIN Capital (the first women’s angel investing network in Iowa) and Plains Angels. Diana is focused on a single purpose: to help entrepreneurs build real, impactful businesses in Iowa.

Diana Wright - First Round Judge for the 2023 InnoVenture Challenge