Community College & State of Iowa Training Resources

The Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources is the first choice of Central Iowa businesses for talent development. Qualifying businesses can access training and consulting services funded through the programs described below.

Venture Network of Iowa (VNI) - Present your business plan to venture capitalists looking to invest in Iowa businesses.

SBIR/STTR - Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer programs encourage entrepreneurs to explore their technological potential and profit from its commercialization.

Demonstration Fund - Provides financial awards to encourage commercialization activities by small and medium-sized Iowa companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and information technology industries.

Contact the Mid-Iowa Small Business Development Center for entrepreneurial assistance.