Posts Tagged ‘Creative Capital Pitch Session’

Des Moines community addresses need for better capital pitches

Access to capital is an important element of any entrepreneurial ecosystem. Often, the path to that capital begins with a pitch where you have a limited amount of time to educate, persuade and convince an investor that your idea is worth their time and money. The ability to put together a cogent pitch is not something that comes naturally to most people, however, with preparation and practice most successful…

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Brewspace DSM wins the Creative Capital Pitch Session

A crowd of more than 60 people filled the room last night for the first Des Moines incarnation of the Creative Capital Pitch Session. The event kicked off with a presentation by Steven Smith of Des Moines-based GCommerce. Steven shared his experiences in raising capital throughout his career and advised the contestants on the what makes for a great pitch. Next, the eight…

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Creative Capital Pitch Session: You’re invited to help choose the winner

You’re personally invited to participate in Silicon Prairie News’ first Des Moines event, the Creative Capital Pitch Session this Thursday, January 28 at Dos Rios (316 Court Avenue) in downtown Des Moines. Co-produced by the Technology Association of Iowa, the Creative Capital Pitch Session event will feature pitches by eight contestants chosen from 22 ideas pitched through a video…

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Here comes 2010!

It’s crazy to be writing 2010! How’d we go from worrying about whether or not our lights would stay on at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2000 to Jan. 1, 2010 already?! This past year has been one of amazing growth and development for Silicon Prairie News. Looking back at the growth over the past…

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Creative Capital Pitch Session heads to Des Moines Jan. 28

The next Creative Capital Pitch Session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28 at Dos Rios is Des Moines. This will be Silicon Prairie News’ first event held in Des Moines and we’re excited to work with two new partners: Paragon IT Professionals and the Technology Association of Iowa. If you’re unfamiliar with the format,…

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Where are they now? Creative Capital Pitch Session III contestants

This is the last of three posts with updates from our CCPS contestants. A few weeks ago, Dan Hoffman of Invest Nebraska, the organization that has sponsored our CCPS $1,000 prize, asked me for updates from our past contestants. Unable to provide them myself, I contacted the 26 past contestants with three questions: Where are…

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Where are they now? Creative Capital Pitch Session II contestants

This is the second of three posts with updates from our CCPS contestants. A few weeks ago, Dan Hoffman of Invest Nebraska, the organization that has sponsored our CCPS $1,000 prize, asked me for updates from our past contestants. Unable to provide them myself, I contacted the 26 past contestants with three questions: Where are…

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Where are they now? Creative Capital Pitch Session I contestants

A few weeks ago, Dan Hoffman of Invest Nebraska, the organization that has sponsored our CCPS $1,000 prize, asked me for updates from our past contestants. Unable to provide them myself, I contacted the 26 past contestants with three questions: Where are you now with the idea you pitched? Specifically, what were your takeaways from…

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