Thinking about how to start a new business or nonprofit? Seeking startup advice from those that have done it before and like helping others succeed?
Carver Connections is collaboration between Simpson College and LaunchPad65 resources that meets as needed to help each participant move one step further towards their next goal. The normal format consists of small group participation about business ideas, challenges, and applying proven entrepreneurial development concepts.
Easy and free registration is located on the Join Us! page.
"I have been able to connect with business professionals who helped me think of new ideas for my business and who have been able to connect me to help set up legal service, develop a business plan and think of marketing ideas." Emily Roush-Bolbolz of April Sky Flower & Herb Farm, Indianola, IA
"LaunchPad65 has helped in many ways, one being having a nurturing environment of peers that genuinely want to see each other succeed and a safe haven for sharing ideas and brainstorming. And as a sole business owner, it is valuable to avoid getting stuck in a certain mindset by having other seasoned, thoughtful business owners able to provide their view on how things work is vital to success at every stage of business". Jason Trotter of Infinite Command, Indianola, IA
"Being an entrepreneur is not easy, and having guidance and advice from someone who has experienced what it is like to be a new business owner can give you the confidence needed to pursue your own goals." Monik Parra, fledging independent financial project manager, Indianola, IA area
"Salem Connection allowed companies I co-founded such as the Community Broadband Action Network LLCand ExpresSeed LLC to have viable professional startup business locations. Support by LaunchPad65, The Emerge Foundation, and EMERGE@Simpson resources has taught our teams how to leverage strategies into early pilot projects, clients and customers." Todd Kielkopf of Kielkopf Advisory Services, greater Des Moines Metro area
LaunchPad65 members include area businesses, startup founders and ventures being incubated by The Emerge Foundation. membership INPUT is central to guiding our future direction.