Building a business is a social endeavor involving the mobilization of skills, expertise, entrepreneurial experience and capital sources. It is in this context that VentureNet Iowa acts as a nexus to connect the idea to the resources appropriate to a company’s stage of development. VentureNet Iowa continues to build upon the base of resources from connections throughout the state and beyond. These connections are organized among several broad categories that include:
• Focus groups to assist in understanding and assessing the idea and its market potential
• Potential mentors, advisers and management
• Sources of capital and in-kind assistance; includes both private and public entities and programs
Given the broad spectrum of technologies that we see on a continual basis and the deep vertical knowledge that underlies each idea or product, we seek out and rely upon the assistance of individuals drawn from our resource database.
The IEDA has engaged the services of VentureNet Iowa to manage the State’s Innovative Funding Programs. Program information is available here.
For more information please contact us