Entrepreneurial Development Center

Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC) Supporting Sponsor of How I Built It Event

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—NOVEMBER 22, 2010—The Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC), a Cedar Rapids-based business accelerator, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Corridor Business Journal’s How I Built It event.  Participants have the opportunity to engage with an interactive panel of local successful entrepreneurs. They will learn how these “big thinkers” transformed their breakthrough ideas into successful businesses and their take on how the local region can advance to a more entrepreneurial culture.  The panel will feature two EDC clients, Tim Guenther, President & CEO of Clickstop, Inc., Urbana, IA, and Bruce Lehrman, Founder & CEO of Involta, Marion, IA.

How I Built It event panelists include:

Thomas L. Cardella; Founder & CEO, Thomas L. Cardella Associates

Tara Cronbaugh; Founder & President, The Java House

Tim Guenther; President & CEO, Clickstop, Inc.

Bruce Lehrman; Founder & CEO, Involta, LLC

Dr. Joseph Walder; Founder & CEO, Integrated DNA Technologies

Moderated by Corridor Business Journal Editor John Kenyon


Event Details

When: Wednesday, December 8 from 7:30 AM-10:00 AM

Where: Coralville Marriott (300 E. 9th St, Coralville, IA)

Cost: $35 for Corridor Business Journal subscribers; $55 for non-subscribers (fee includes breakfast)

Register: Email Shelby at shelby@corridorbiznews.com; RSVP due by December 2


Event Sponsors

Entrepreneurial Development Center

The University of Iowa Centers for Enterprise

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

The University of Iowa Research Foundation Ventures and Licensing

Erb’s Technology Solutions


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.  Visit www.edcinc.org.