2014 Underwriting Exposed

Revealing How the Business Loan Lending Decision is Made by Bankers

Des Moines, IOWA — June 16th, 2014The seventh annual 2014 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) is scheduled to be held on November 8, 2014, at the FFA Enrichment Center located in DMACC Ankeny Campus.

Are you looking for $5,000 to jump start your business? For the first time in Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit history, deserving business starters will have the chance to win $5,000 for their business with no repayment necessary. The program is being sponsored by Wells Fargo, which presented Capital Access–20 Practical Ways to receive funds when starting a business at last year’s IES. During that time, participants learned where they might be able to get funded as a new business owner. This year, to build upon last year’s topic, Wells Fargo is adding one more way to get funded and it is through Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit at the exciting new session called Underwriting Exposed.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit Selection Committee will accept applications from July 1 through August 1, 2014. In order to qualify, you must be an immigrant small business owner (born outside of the U.S.) with less than $10,000 in sales in the past 12 months. Submit requirements below to become one of four contestants at the Annual Summit and be one-step closer to the grand prize:

  • Personal Story & Resume: Why are you passionate about this new business venture?
  • Business Plan: What do you know about your competitors and how are you going to market your new business?
  • Three-Year Budget Projections: Project your income and expense from Year 1 to Year 3

The IES Selection Committee will make the final decision by September 1, 2014 and publicly announce the names of four business owners and their respective business names during the IES Press Conference at the final Mini IES in Sioux City, September 23, 2014. A separate press release will be made in that following week.

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The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community. The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.