Upcoming Events

Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference

Date & Time Thursday, June 1 - Friday, June 2 5:30pm-5:00pm
Location Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014
Contact info@isupjcenter.org

Join us June 1-2, 2023, at the Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference where Veterans and supporters will learn more about navigating entrepreneurship. The conference is co-hosted by Home Base Iowa, America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa and the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. The conference will offer workshops and resources for Veterans and their families who are considering starting a business, wanting to grow an existing business or simply hope to learn and connect. The conference helps participants acquire powerful new skills to achieve new levels of entrepreneurial success. Attendees go away with an all-new community of friends, supporters, and valuable connections. 

When: Pitch Workshop (included, optional) June 1, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Reception (included, optional) June 1, 2023, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Conference June 2, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Who should attend: Veterans, military personnel, and their families and business partners
Cost: $30



Learn about topics such as:

  • Financing Options
  • Taxes – What You Need to Know to Run a Business
  • Starting a Business
  • Business Model Canvas 101
  • Brand Basics: Building Your Purpose and Values
  • Forms of Ownership / Legal Aspects of Running a Business
  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • How to Structure Your Business for Maximum Profit & Protection
  • Insurance for Small Businesses
  • Accounting for Small Businesses
  • How AI/ChatGPT May Affect Your Business
  • Veteran Small Business Certification Info Session
  • KPIs: What are They and Why are They Important
  • Get Started, Marketing Strategies for a Startup / Small Business
  • Agriculture and Entrepreneurship
  • And so much more!



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