Tag Archives: BIZ

BIZ to Host Event with Dwolla COO on the High Growth Start-Up

The BIZ is host to a great event this coming week featuring Dwolla COO Charise Flynn as she takes questions on life behind the scenes at the high growth start-up. I’ve had the opportunity to serve on a speakers’ panel with Charise and I find her personal journey and insights fascinating. Charise is a fellow … Continue Reading

Business Innovation Zone: Raising Capital Seminar

 The Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) is holding its annual Raising Capital seminar at StartupCity Des Moines on March 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. Raising capital for your business is complex and often time consuming. This is a great seminar to get you started. There are several lawyers, accountants and business people presenting including Ben Milne … Continue Reading

Pinch Hitting at Biz Luncheon

Today I’ll be pinch hitting for Brett Trout at the Des Moines Partnership’s Biz Networking Luncheon.  I will cover how to stop doing things online that will land you into court.  The best part of this presentation is I get Brett’s material.  I hope to see you there today. This event will be held in the … Continue Reading

Guest Blogger: Mike Colwell of BIZ on Business Mentoring – Lessons Learned!

Looking back on the first year of work at the Business Innovation Zone (BIZ), I have met with over 60 potential clients ranging across a wide variety of business areas.  I have learned much on this path. First and foremost, I have learned to never prejudge an idea. I must say that some of the … Continue Reading

Aerospace Geartech and BIZ Featured in Des Moines Register

Congratulations to Vince Basile of Aerospace Geartech who is featured in an article about the Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) in today’s Des Moines Register Business section. Executive Director Mike Colwell worked with Vince to obtain grants through the Iowa Department of Economic Development and DMACC in order to purchase two manufacturing businesses (one from Ilinois and one … Continue Reading
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