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If there is something you can't find, contact us - we encourage you to check out our workforce resources and financial resources.

Another great opportunity available to start-ups is the Venture School. For more information visit: Venture School | John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center - The University of Iowa ( Mitchell County Economic Development Commission has scholarships available made possible through a generous grant from the Osage Rotary. For Scholarship Application contact our office, 641-732-4790.

Also, VETERANS, you have another resource available to you-MEDICARE PLANS:

  • IA Source Link

    IA Source Link is the go-to resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners who need help starting, scaling, or accelerating their business in Iowa. Additional resources including Business Licensing Information Center, no-charge business webinars, dozens of updated resource pages, and access to the Business Concierge.

  • Iowa Business Concierge

    FREE resource here in Iowa to help business owners fund, grow, innovate and more. They will help you get connected to the best resources in your area.

  • John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers

    University-based entrepreneurship centers focused on undergraduate and graduate programs as well as community support and training.

  • Advance Iowa

    The State of Iowa's comprehensive consulting program designed to work with mid-sized companies to enhance their growth.

  • 1 Million Cups Cedar Valley

    Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators and advisors and receive feedback.

  • Startup Weekend

    54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

  • Dream Big Grow Here

    Online Business Grant Contest offering up to $15,000. Five Finalists in Each Industry Pitch for $5,000; $5,000 Winners Pitch for Grand Prize of $10,000.

  • Women Lead Change

    Women Lead Change is dedicated to the development, advancement and promotion of women, their organizations, and to impacting the economy and future workforce.

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