A 2018 Foundation strategic goal is to widen its scope to include off-campus and non-Simpson ventures seeking entry-level incubation and pathways to seed capital. To accomplish this, the Emerge Foundation is now piloting Carver Connections.
Carver Connection extends the EMERGE@Simpson program through The Emerge Foundation to create a larger startup ecosystem. By working with partners at the West Des Moines Incubator, Gravitate, area business accelerators, and independent consultants, ventures will receive a wider support network in exchange for modest service fees.
South-Central Iowa will also soon have the option to join LaunchPad65. LP65 is a fledging Indianola-based startup gateway to metro-area resources including a local co-working space, and The Emerge Foundation is a founding member to expand its scope even further. Carver Connections can dual-enroll at LaunchPad65 under the same fee, if it is advantageous to their business launch.
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