Mentoring is one of the three pillars of StartupCity Des Moines.
When you are in a state of three million people, and a metro area of half-a-million, you don’t follow traditional incubator playbooks. You burn them.
We practice open-innovation in our incubator. We know firsthand that perfect knowledge is never contained in a single individual, or fixed set of mentors, but across a community of seasoned veterans, practitioners, service providers, educators, and other entrepreneurs that are knee-deep in building their business.
These are our mentors. People actually in the trenches. They mentor startups every day. Our startups work with these mentors regularly depending on their stage of execution. One size doesn’t fit all, so our resident startups pick and choose the right mentors at the right time, for them.
To see a list of our mentors, click here……