Innovation EXPO 2011
October 26, 2011 - Coralville Marriott
Innovation EXPO 2011 events are designed for entrepreneurs, creatives, investors and business leaders in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area 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.
The innovators. The risk takers. The job creators.
Meet dozens of entrepreneurs. See & touch their products. Connect with potential investors. Do the deal.
Connect. Learn. Celebrate.
The Innovation EXPO 2011 is an expanded event from years past. This year's 5th annual event will consist of a coordination of four state-wide events, 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.
Seed Here's Startup Stories Breakfast
8:30am to 9:45am
Join Seed Here and EDC for breakfast and kick off the Iowa Innovation EXPPO with an engaging talk on "The State of The Silicon Prairie," featuring Jeff Slobotski, the Founder and Chief Community Building officer of Silicon Prairie News. Jeff will share highlights of some of our region's leading tech startup stories and emerging entrepreneurs.
Before you dive into the Expo's exciting events, we hope you will join us for breakfast and a panoramic view of the Prairie. For more information about Jeff Slobotski or to register for Startup Stories Breakfast, click here.
The Technology Association of Iowa's (TAI) "Pitch and Grow"
10:00am to 4:00pm
16 entrepreneurs at virtually any stage of the business lifecycle will practice their pitch before a supportive "think tank" of industry experts and business savvy people and receive constructive feedback.
The Iowa Capital Investment Corporation's "Iowa Seed and Venture Forum"
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Entrepreneurs will pitch their more-developed business ideas for investments to a panel of expert Seed and Venture Fund investors from across the state and country.
The EDC's "Entrepreneur Showcase" and "Inventor's Garage"
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Startup Drinks #5 at EDC Entrepreneur Showcase
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Take a break from exploring the Showcase and gather around the bar with fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives. Enjoy a free drink and discuss what you are working on, what you need help with and exchange advice with other entrepreneurs who have been there.
This Startup Drinks is part of the EDC Entrepreneur Showcase at Innovation EXPO 2011 and is hosted by Seed Here.
To register to attend the "Pitch and Grow" and the "Seed and Venture Forum", please click here.
To apply to pitch at "Pitch and Grow", please click here.
To apply to pitch at the "Seed and Venture Forum", please click here.
To register for the "Entrepreneur Showcase" and "Inventor's Garage", please click here.