Advance Iowa is the State of Iowa's comprehensive consulting program designed to work with midsized companies to enhance their growth. The program assists firms in overcoming their obstacles and helps to identify new opportunities.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners now have access to an information specialist who can assist you in finding solutions to your most pressing questions by facilitating connections to the right people, data, and resources.
The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) is the industrial extension arm of Iowa State University. The CIRAS mission is to enhance the performance of Iowa industry by providing the latest education, research, and technical assistance.
IASourceLink is the premiere business resource in Iowa for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Free business webinars, expert advice, and a searchable directory of organizations that assist Iowa businesses can all be found on IASourceLink.
Iowa Economic Development Authority offers funding and tax credits to demonstrate a proof of concept for an innovative technology, accelerate the pace of market development, research activities, and more.
ISU Startup Factory is designed to help businesses bring new products to the market and work with companies to make them attractive to outside capital investors.
Kiva Iowa is a microlending platform that helps diverse small businesses across Iowa access affordable capital and small business resources.
The certified Targeted Small Business (TSB) program is designed to help women, individuals with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to start or grow a small business in Iowa.
Iowa JPEC's Venture Mentoring Service uses the Team Mentoring methodology licensed from the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS) to link entrepreneurial ventures with experienced mentors. Entrepreneurs meet with a team of volunteer mentors in ongoing, confidential meetings.
Are you an entrepreneur or small business in need of free, confidential, and customized business counseling? Contact SBDC for advice on developing a successful business plan.
Siouxland Economic Development Corporation offers financial assistance programs and services to assist small and medium sized businesses in getting started or expanding.
Springboard Coworking offers shared office space for entrepreneurs that combines the best elements of cafe culture with a productive, functional, and affordable work environment.
Iowa Innovation Corporation is the state's public-private partnership for economic development and administers the state's SBIR/STTR Outreach Program.
VentureNet Iowa connects ideas to resources, management, investors and innovative funding programs.
Venture School is a program designed to aid aspiring entrepreneurs in accelerating the startup process through real-world experimentation and valuable feedback.