Entrepreneurial Development Center

Accelerating Business In Iowa

Whether you have created a new business model or are operating an ongoing entrepreneurial enterprise that needs assistance growing or staying alive, EDC offers services designed to maximize your potential. If you need experienced mentoring, help connecting with resources, finding quality talent, or raising money, it happens more effectively with a qualified resource specifically designed and staffed accordingly. The EDC was modeled after successful national business accelerators to proactively improve Iowa's entrepreneurial success rates. Read More About the EDC

"I think that the most valuable thing is the experience of the team that they\’ve assembled in helping companies like ours—fast growing, high technology, entrepreneurial companies. I don\’t know of other groups of that same sort that have that kind of experience and the sheer number of entrepreneurs in that category together at one time. Working with the EDC, we\’ve grown four times what we were before we worked with them."

Eric Engelmann
Cedar Rapids
What other EDC clients are saying

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In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions - Page 2 - baltimoresun.com
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The Changing Structure of the VC Industry
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How to successfully raise a friends-and-family round | MaRS
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization crushes previous transaction total - Nashville Business Journal
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Why You Should Be Working From Home Today | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
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What Your Office Jargon Says About You | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
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The 5 Most Common Negotiating Mistakes | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
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Nine health tech startups chosen for ?DreamIt?
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To provide economic growth in the CR/IC Corridor and throughout the State of Iowa through the creation and expansion of entrepreneurial enterprise.

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