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Startup Factory Presentation and Q&A Session

November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


NIACC SBDC and ISU Startup Factory team-up to offer innovation program in North Iowa

What:   ISU Startup Factory and the Pappajohn Center’s SBDC explain their 2018 joint program to support homegrown innovation and business success. Join a brief presentation and Q&A.

Where: Thursday’s 5:30 PM session, like the 2018 innovation programming, will be available two ways:

  • In-person: On the NIACC Mason City Campus in Pappajohn Center Room 117 – attend in person.
  • Remote: By two-way Webinar or Teleconference from your computer – just click on this link from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. https://zoom.us/j/652645986

(More details below, including dial-in numbers if you do not have an internet connected computer, phone, or tablet with camera and microphone. There’s also a Noon webinar option.)

Successful Innovation System

The ISU Startup Factory has a stellar success record in bringing university, state, and private resources together to help startups progress from idea to market. The program relies on the Lean Startup tools but also cultivates management skills and validates financial numbers. We offer an extensive network of business mentors for guidance and to help open doors. This system improves the business results of innovation. On hand for the Q&A are Startup Factory President Bill Adamowski, North Iowa SBDC Director Brook Boehmler, and Pappajohn Accelerator Director Dan Winegarden.

If you have or plan an innovation serving markets beyond Iowa, this program is for you. It will leverage your own resources and maximize your market success.

Not Just for Startups

For 2018, Startup Factory is looking beyond the Ames campus and academic-related startups to serve high-growth potential startups and existing businesses pursuing innovation. To reach beyond Ames, ISU is partnering with the regional Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) of Northwest Iowa. This includes the NIACC Pappajohn Center – North Iowa SBDC. The NIACC team has special expertise in growing successful businesses in rural Iowa and will be part of your support team through the Startup Factory program.

We’re not just for startups. Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and change-oriented innovation teams are invited. Innovation is not limited to products or services but may include any part of your existing business or startup. Thinking of implementing a new distribution channel? New marketing method? New back office systems? New business relationships or partnerships? New products? Line extensions? Internet-of-things services? The Startup Factory can help make sure you’re successful.

Target industries for Startup Factory

We especially want tech or data-driven business opportunities in advanced manufacturing, biotech or life sciences, alternative energy, information technology, financial technology (FinTech), and more.

There is both talent and money available to supplement your internal innovation team. We want to help you import dollars to Iowa by supporting successful innovation.

Attend Thursday to hear more. Program applications end in December and the 2018 Startup Factory Program starts in January.

Zoom webinar or teleconference details:

Topic: Start Up Factory

Time: Nov 30, 2017 5:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/652645986


Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +1 408 638 0968, 652 645 986#  or +1 646 876 9923, 652 645 986#

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 652 645 986

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=k_S1IbiHZKqjfu5YSs12gKbAbCNCA_qB


P.S. If you can’t make the 5:30 PM session, an early session is available by Zoom teleconference from Spencer, IA at noon (12PM) the same day, Thursday, November 30, 2017. https://zoom.us/j/496775592


November 30, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Pappajohn Center #117
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA 50401 United States
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