Meet the creator.
Mike Cowell is the executive director of the entrepreneurial initiatives of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. He spends his days coaching, mentoring, consulting, networking and generally asking entrepreneurs the tough questions they need to be asked.
Focusing on high-growth-potential companies, Mike works with businesses ranging from one person with an idea to $10 million companies looking to grow to $25 million. He assists with business strategy, business planning, business plan execution and business model development.
Mike has helped over 1,000 entrepreneurs.
He is the co-founder and co-manager of the Plains Angels, an angel investor group with over 40 members. Mike also has had a key role in the formation of the Global Insurance Accelerator and the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator.
Originally from the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area, he attended the University of Iowa where he majored in management information systems and minored in computer science. He worked in the mobile computing and wireless networking markets for over 20 years. Mike is personally an angel investor and partner in startups.