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Incubator

Located in Valley Junction, the West Des Moines Business Incubator has been helping to build small businesses in our community since 2009. The Incuabator is a 501(c)3 organization incorporated in Iowa with a focus on providing resources and curriculum to grow small businesses.

INCUBATION PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our incubation program offers a blend of educational resources, coaching, collaboration opportunities and affordable office space for any early stage business looking to grow.

Education

Build sound entrepreneurial and business skill sets foundational to success

  • Self-directed curriculum from internationally recognized providers.
  • Regular workshops and educational talks focused on different facets of running a small business.

Coaching

On-site advisors as well and networking through board members and mentors (mentor program coming 2018)

  • Dedicated office hour appointments with expert service providers including lawyers, accountants, marketing and more.
  • Ongoing mentorship and accountability partners (coming 2018)

Collaboration & Networking

Interact and network with like-minded peers, sharing ideas, refining plans, helping each other along the way.

  • Specially designed spaces to encourage collaboration
  • Team building and community events
  • Roundtable discussions with fellow incubator participants
  • Coworking and access to Gravitate’s network as part of Central Iowa’s largest coworking community.

Office Space

Affordable space and amenities to enable early stage businesses to grow.

  • Private office and open desk options
  • A variety of conference room and meeting space options with A/V capabilities
  • High speed internet
  • Free parking
  • On-site printing capabilities
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