Funding Assistance

Secure Financial Resources

EDC has helped its clients raise funds from both private and public capital resources. EDC works closely with clients to determine what funding avenues are best for the current stage of their business and guides them through the steps necessary to secure the funds to grow their business.

  • Government resources. EDC has an “expert” on staff focused on identifying and securing available Local, State and Federal resources.
  • Venture/Seed capital preparation. From business valuation to investor presentations, EDC can lead you through the process of bringing on investors.
  • Bank/debt capital. Whether you’re a startup approaching banks for the first time or an established business seeking additional capital to expand, EDC can help prepare the documents and information necessary to seek a bank loan.
Funding Assistance Services
  • Venture and angel network access
  • Venture and angel investor introductions
  • Facilitation of bank meetings
  • Help navigating Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) funding application process
  • Evaluation of best financial options
  • Help calculating formal business valuation
  • Preparation of Road Show presentations


The support and guidance EDC provided Apache gave us a platform to more clearly flush out and define our strategy. We utilize The Recipe as our planning platform. EDC, in no small part, has been part of our growth and success!

Tom Pientok, Apache Inc.

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    230 2nd St. SE, Suite 212
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    Phone: (319) 369-4955
    Fax: (319) 832-1481


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