Upcoming Events

Heartland Hustle: How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup


Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 4:00pm – SHELDON, IA (Breu Haus, 1220 2nd Ave, Sheldon IA 51201)

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 8:30am – SPENCER, IA (Iowa Lakes Community College, [Room 108B], 1900 Grand Ave, Spencer IA 51301)

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 1:30pm – MASON CITY, IA (NIACC, 500 College Dr, Mason City, IA 50401)

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 8:00am – AMES, IA (1805 Collaboration Place, [Conference Room 1200], Ames, IA 50010)

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 4:00pm – CENTERVILLE, IA (Continental Hotel, 217 N 13th St, Centerville, IA 52544)

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 10:00am – DUBUQUE, IA (The Innovation Lab, 210 Jones St [Door B], Dubuque, IA 52001) 

Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 9:00am – CRESTON, IA (Southwestern Community College, 1501 W. Townline, Creston IA 50801) Event will be in the Performing Arts Center Building (co-located with the Southern Prairie Family Fitness Center)

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 1:00pm – INDIANOLA, IA (Salem Connection, 222 W Salem Ave, Indianola)

Friday, May 17, 2024 | 7:30am – OSKALOOSA, IA (Smokey Row, 109 S. Market St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577)

Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 8:00am – FORT DODGE, IA (Iowa Central Community College, East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave, Ft. Dodge, IA 50501 )

More dates coming soon!


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.