Entrepreneurial Development Center

EDC President & CEO to be Panelist at TAI Pitch & Grow Contest

State technology association provides opportunity for entrepreneurs to hone their business pitches

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2010—The Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC), a Cedar Rapids-based business accelerator, announced today that its President & CEO, Curt Nelson, will be part of a panel of business experts at the Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) Pitch & Grow II competition on Wednesday, September 29 at the Des Moines Social Club. At Pitch & Grow, entrepreneurs present their pitch to a group of peer CEOs, CIOs, business development experts, and other industry professionals.

Each session provides an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on components such as fundraising, value proposition, business plan, management team, sales/marketing/support, and building strategy. For more details on the event, visit https://www.technologyiowa.org/index.cfm?nodeID=26452&audienceID=1. Companies not interested in competing with their pitch can observe and learn business strategies and best practices to help their own businesses.

“I’m pleased to participate in TAI’s Pitch & Grow competition,” said Curt Nelson, President & CEO of EDC. “This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to practice their pitches and get in front of area business experts. It’s a valuable learning and networking session from which all entrepreneurs can benefit.”

The day will culminate with a “Pitch-Off” of the top four pitches from the various tracks. The winner will have the opportunity to pitch their business at the Iowa Venture Forum on October 5.

About EDC
The Entrepreneurial Development Center was incorporated in 2003 as a community-sponsored, non-profit business accelerator. The company provides economic growth through the development and expansion of entrepreneurial enterprises and has successfully assisted over 400 Iowa-headquartered businesses. Its focus is on creating local wealth for area re-investment by growing and cultivating regional, national, and international businesses at all stages—from start up to mature.