Upcoming Events

Heartland Hustle: How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup


Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 9:00am – FORT DODGE, IA (Iowa Central Community College, East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave, Ft. Dodge, IA 50501 )

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Calling all visionary founders and entrepreneurs in Iowa’s heartland: are you ready to take your startup to new heights? Join InnoVenture Iowa for this exciting and informative workshop.

In this free 90-minute session, we’ll dive deep into venture capital, what it all means and what it could do for your business.

Why Attend?

  • Forge Connections: Network and build lasting connections within the startup community.
  • Empower Your Startup: Gain the knowledge and confidence to secure the funding your startup deserves.
  • Hands-On Workshop: Walk away with tangible tools and strategies to implement for your startup immediately.

What to Expect:

  • Insider Strategies: Uncover the insider strategies used by successful founders to attract investment. Learn how founders create compelling narratives to captivate investors.
  • Navigating the Funding Landscape: Demystify the funding landscape, gain clarity on seed funding to series rounds, cap tables, term sheets, proformas, valuations, projections and everything in-between.
  • Pitch Perfect: Learn what makes a great pitch that resonates with investors.
  • Interactive Networking: Connect with fellow founders in your community.
  • Real-life Success Stories: Hear about founders who successfully navigated the venture capital landscape right here in Iowa and how InnoVenture Iowa, the state’s first public VC fund helped get them there.