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Mentor Perspectives: How Mentoring Helps Mentors

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Like most accelerators, the Iowa Startup Accelerator is mentor driven. A strong mentor network is the linchpin in a successful accelerator because it provides the bulk …

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Two Ways to Use General Solicitation and Public Advertising to Raise Capital

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]More rants from the Grumpy Old Company Lawyer. So, you need to raise money to build your dream company. You heard at a meetup that there …

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Hatchlings, 1MC Takeover, and Financial Modeling: ISA Week 6

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]After Labor Day weekend, this week began with a Founder Fireside with Brad Dwyer, CEO of Hatchlings, a Facebook integrated gaming company. Brad shared insight on …

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5 Ways to Get Involved This Fall

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]There are plethora of events for the Creative Corridor’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We chose our top 5 can’t miss events for the fall.[/text_output][gap size=”1.313em” id=”” class=”” style=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” …

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Sales Strategy and the End of Coffee with the Cohort: ISA Week 5

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]This week, the ISA 2016 cohort focused on currency testing – finding out if customers will pay for the solution teams created to solve their problems. …

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Mentor Perspectives: Bootstrapping to Success

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Outside investment isn’t the only path to startup success. Many of Iowa’s best known startup success stories began by bootstrapping. ISA Mentor-in-Residence Cammie Greif and the …

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