Innovation EXPO 2018
Innovation EXPO 2018 events are designed for entrepreneurs, creatives, financial resources and business leaders in Iowa to connect, help our region grow more new business, create jobs, keep our region vibrant and globally competitive - and to celebrate entrepreneurs. It's really all about the entrepreneurs. Budding or existing - they are our future.
Connect. Learn. Celebrate.Get up close and personal with Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem at Innovation EXPO on Wednesday, October 10th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Innovation EXPO 2018 is a state-wide event established to enable more fruitful connections between resources and entrepreneurs. It will culminate in a convention-like setting for celebrating our area's entrepreneurial companies and individuals.
EDC's "PitchLab" and Iowa Venture Capital Association's "Seed & Venture Forum"1:00 to 4:30 pmStartup and early-stage entrepreneurs will practice their pitches and receive constructive feedback from a panel of area business and venture capital experts.
Want to practice your pitch? Apply to present at the EXPO!Click here to apply to PitchLab (startup entrepreneurs will pitch to panel of area business experts for feedback) Applications due Aug. 31
Click here to apply to Seed & Venture Forum (early-stage entrepreneurs will pitch to panel of venture capital experts) Applications due Aug. 31
Keynote/Showcase Kick-Off4:30 pm to 5:00 pmIowa Economic Development Authority Director, Debi Durham, will speak about the importance of entrepreneurs to Iowa's economy. Director Durham will then open the doors to the Entrepreneur Showcase.
EDC's "Entrepreneur Showcase"5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Entrepreneur Showcase will feature 100+ entrepreneurs of all stages who will showcase their Iowa businesses in a convention-like setting. Interested in exhibiting your Iowa-based, scalable business or invention? Contact Christie Remley at Y3JlbWxleSB8IGVkY2luYyAhIG9yZw==.
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