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Flourish - Fund Ideas that Matter

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Name: Flourish - Fund Ideas that Matter
Date: September 26, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Flourish was created in 2018 as a creative way to support women and non-gender conforming business owners in earlier stages of their business. Our community benefits tremendously from women-owned and non-gender conforming owned businesses and we want to continue investing in them. Flourish is a way to celebrate, uplift, and financially elevate women and non-gender conforming business owners at an unforgettable live, pitch event.

Flourish seeks to provide a space for community investment in ideas that women and non-gender conforming people have to serve customers in the greater Des Moines community. We’re seeking innovative ideas that will spark, grow, or revamp your business; importantly, ideas that people can get excited about! Three finalists will present their idea at the Flourish event. Based on community vote, one finalist will earn the funds raised from ticket sales to be used for their business.

Today, this event is a collaboration between Love Local and FuseDSM so we can reach more women and continue raising additional funds to take Flourish to the next level.

Did you know that purchasing a Flourish T-shirt not only shows your support of all things LOCAL, but for every t-shirt purchased, it's a few more dollars from the proceeds towards the prize money awarded to the finalists!
Please considering purchasing a t-shirt even if you are unable to attend the event. T-shirts will be available for pick up at registration the evening of the event or arrangements will be made for pick up/drop off after the event. 
We encourage you to purchase in advance, as a very limited supply of t-shirts will be available the evening of the event.
T-shirts are $25.00 (or you can purchase a registration/t-shirt combination for $50.00)
You can reserve yours by clicking on the registration button and choosing the t-shirt in the drop down option.

THANK YOU to T Shirt Graphix
2706 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

Interested in Pitching your Business? 

Submit your application to pitch here Flourish — Love Local (love-local.co) by August 20th, 2023! If you have questions, please reach out to Emily Steele at emily@emilyasteele.com or Trish Flaherty-Barnes at trish@fusedsm.org


2022 Flourish Recipient                                              Flourish 2022 Finalists
    Pie Bird Pies    
Event Media:
Willow on Grand
6011 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Overflow parking is available at Holsworth Law Firm the next block over, there will be signs directing you. Street parking is also available if both lots are filled.
Date/Time Information:
Registration & Networking - 4:30pm
Program Begins - 6:00pm

$30.00 - Registration Only (per person) through September 25th. 
$25.00 - T-Shirt Only (See Description below!)
$50.00 - Registration/T-Shirt Combo
$35.00 day of event/walk in registration. Cash or Venmo only, please!


The revenue generated from the total purchased tickets for the event is the total awarded to the finalist. Your purchase of a ticket supports this award.
A charcuterie spread will satisfy any cravings during the event and a full bar is available, accepting cash or credit cards.

**IMPORTANT: Please keep your registration confirmation, this will serve as your ticket to enter the event. If you did not receive confirmation please check your SPAM folder. Contact the chamber if you did not receive a confirmation**