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 Simpson College graduate so you know she's got to be good.

The event is Wednesday, February 20th at 11:30 a.m. at the Greater Des Moines Partnership offices. The admission fee is $15.00 which includes lunch.

Register for the event here.

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 who is the CEO of Dwolla. Ben will be speaking on the "pitch" to investors. That should be very interesting as his company just completed a $5 million raise for venture capital.

I'll be speaking on partnerships. We'll talk about the why partnership disputes commonly occur and how to avoid them. It's not uncommon for partnership disputes to cost in excess of $100,000 for litigation and can often derail a company's plans for growth and profits.

And while you're at it, check out this post on the BIZ Blog on Creative Fundraising. It's a good read.