April 11 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Pitch & Grow
Entrepreneurs will pitch their business to a supportive group of peer CEOs, CIOs, business development experts, industry professionals and business-savvy people. In return, they have a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback on areas such as fundraising, value proposition, business plan, management team, sales/marketing/support and building strategy.
- Pitch your business to a "Think Tank" of individuals to gain momentum in taking your company to the next level.
- Refine your pitch with little to no risk.
- Network with and gain access to other talented people and ideas in an open environment.
- Gain ideas and learn business growth strategies that can help your own company.
- Enjoy a rich networking experience.
- Sit in for part of or the entire day.
Types of Pitches
- Business Development
Advisor Tax Services
Go the Distance Baseball, LLC
StereoType Des Moines
Brad Rasmussen, Wellmark
Christian Renaud, StartupCity Des Moines
Curt Nelson, EDC
Dave Breiner, BrownWinick
Dave Tucker, WebFilings
David Kurns, Meredith Corporation
Don Schoen, BettrLife
Frank Russell, Prositions
Gabe Greenbaum, OCA Ventures
Jason Heltzer, OCA Ventures
Jason Stone, Davis Brown
Jeff Bradford, NextGen Marketing
Jim Dugan, OCA Ventures
John LaMarche, VentureNet Iowa
Mike Colwell, Business Innovation Zone
Mike Gilchrist, Mckee, Voorhees & Sease
Milt Milloy, Consultant and Private Investor
Nathan Wright, Lava Row
Tej Dhawan, StartupCity Des Moines
Tom Swartwood, Drake University
Wade Arnold, T8 Webware
Wayne Hansen, CI3
Lunch Panel Presentation:
"The Ins and Outs of Raising Capital"
Mike Colwell, Executive Director, Business Innovation Zone (Moderator)
Wade Arnold, President and CEO of T8 Webware (Panelist)
Christian Gurney, President & Co-founder of Torsion Mobile, Inc. (Panelist)
Don Schoen, President and CEO if Bettrlife (Panelist
Free for students; $30 for everyone else. Come for the entire day or for as much as your schedule will allow.
Business Casual Dress