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Business Startup Speaker Series: Funding your Startup

May 28 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Funding your Startup

Join us Tuesday, May 28th for Funding your Startup at NewBoCo (415 12th Ave. SE) 

Session Learning Objectives: A panel of experts; Kevin Bradley from ISAV, Michael Wampler from SBDC, and Teresa Jensen from CRBT, will share and discuss the most common sources and corresponding requirements to secure funding for scaling a startup or existing business. 

About the Featured Speaker:

Teresa JensenBusiness Banking at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Teresa serves as Business Banking over at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. Teresa has nearly 30 years of banking experience. As a small business owner herself, Teresa’s grasp of small business needs, along with her passion to provide education, resources, and connections, make her a valued and trusted banker to her clients and the bank. Teresa is active in the community. She serves on the executive planning committee for the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. Teresa also serves on the board of 100+ Who Care.

Kevin BradleyDirector of Investor Relations at ISA Ventures

Kevin Bradley is the Director of Investor Relations at ISA Ventures, where he works with the investors of the fund, as well as performing due diligence on new and current investments. Previously, he was Assistant Vice President at Blackhawk Bank & Trust working with small businesses as a commercial lender. He also helped facilitate pitch meetings for an angel investment group, Riverbend Angels. Kevin graduated from Luther College in 2012.

Michael WamplerRegional Director, Kirkwood Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Michael Wampler is an entrepreneurship educator and business coach and has been an Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Director since 2017. He currently leads the Kirkwood Community College SBDC, and previously oversaw the Northwest Iowa SBDC at Iowa Lakes Community College. Before joining the SBDC, Michael taught entrepreneurship courses at Indian Hills Community College and Oklahoma State University. Michael has a BS in Business Management from Iowa State University, and an MS in Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University. Michael is passionate about helping small businesses successfully launch, grow, and exit.


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About this event

The Business Startup Speaker Series — presented by Greater Iowa City and NewBoCo — leads current and aspiring entrepreneurs + small business owners through a Step-By-Step guide of all the things you need to know when starting and growing your business. From Administrative Basics to Branding, we’ll cover it all.



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May 28
8:30 am to 10:00 am
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415 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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