Formed in 2007 by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the BIZ’s mission is to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified resources and to provide guided professional and business direction. The BIZ helps entrepreneurs maximize their successes by helping them navigate resources, strengthen knowledge, improve skills, form strategic alliances and secure proper capitalization.
The Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) is driving economic growth in Central Iowa through development and expansion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Its focus continues to be on generating capital for re-investment in the region by cultivating startup companies and the capital they need to expand nationally and internationally.
The BIZ helps entrepreneurs with idea development, business model development, strategy, market validation, financial and business plans. The BIZ provides direct mentoring and consulting, along with networking opportunities. Monthly networking events, throughout the region encourage entrepreneurs to make connections and introductions to our network of businesses and leaders. As an initiative of the Partnership, the BIZ also connects clients with qualified community and state resources needed to grow their business.
The BIZ fosters entrepreneurs and shows them how to maximize their success by navigating resources, strengthening their knowledge, improving their skills, forming strategic alliances and securing proper capitalization. We are results driven. We have assisted our clients with capital raises in excess of $10M to date.