Your idea feels like a good one to you.
PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Iowa Startup Accelerator
David Tominsky is a 15-year veteran of the technical staffing industry: 10 years with the largest IT staffing company in the country and an independent recruiter. A father and entrepreneur, he is passionate about education and finding innovative ways to develop critical skills through events that are beyond awesome.
- Small Business Development Center
Scott Swenson is the Regional Director for the Kirkwood SBDC which supports entrepreneurs and small business in the Corridor. He works with entrepreneurs to explore ideas, develop business models, financial projections, revenue models, obtain capital and connect with other entrepreneurs and resources.
- Entrepreneurial Development Center
With over thirty years of successful national and international business creation and leadership experience, Curtis Nelson has directed the development and successful launch of over 50 new businesses and more than 300 new products. He serves as President & CEO of EDC, Inc., a nationally recognized business accelerator.
319-369-4955 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entrepreneurial Development Center
Christie’s focus is on assisting entrepreneurial clients with determining strategic fit via market research and competitive analysis. Christie has worked at the EDC for over nine years and has provided marketing assistance to entrepreneurs of all stages and in several industries.
- John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
As Training and Engagement Liaison for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Jennifer is tasked with helping budding entrepreneurs receive the training they need to turn their technology into a business. Responsible for the development of Venture School, the Dev/Iowa Bootcamp, Faculty Innovators and the UI Student Accelerator.
319-353-2791 | email@example.com
PLACES YOU SHOULD GO
EDC’s Mission: To provide economic growth through the creation and expansion of high-impact Iowa businesses. Whether you have created a new business model or are operating an ongoing entrepreneurial enterprise that needs assistance growing or staying alive, EDC offers services designed to maximize your potential.
The Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive program that matches tech-based startups, especially those in ag, health, education, manufacturing and transportation technology, with world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, seed funding and development expertise to take them from concept to successful launch in 90 days.
319-382-5128 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Expert, confidential and free business counseling is available in Benton, Jones and Linn counties and includes business planning, financing options, market research, loan proposal assistance, business growth strategies, new business guidance, business succession strategies, and business disaster counseling.
Designed to aid aspiring entrepreneurs in accelerating the startup process through real-world experimentation and valuable feedback. Venture School for entrepreneurs is a 6-7 week program and is open to community members. The Student Accelerator Program is a 9-week summer program. The Faculty Innovators Program is a 4-week session which serves as a gateway for University faculty members to advance to the national level with the NSF I-Corps program.
The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) is committed to being a national leader in teaching and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial development. A unique, cross-campus program through partnerships with the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Medicine.