Innovation Iowa-Style: Prepare to be wowed at Innovation EXPO
The innovators. The risk takers. The job creators. Where can you meet more than 100 Iowa entrepreneurs and learn about the impact their innovative businesses are making in Iowa? Attend Innovation EXPO 2015 on Wednesday, October 21st at the Coralville Marriott. The EXPO is an unprecedented opportunity to meet many of Iowa’s leading innovators and see first-hand the cool products and services they are creating.
The EXPO is a statewide event created to foster the growth of innovation and entrepreneurial enterprise in Iowa. The event is hosted by the Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC), The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), Iowa Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC).
The day-long EXPO is comprised of three sub-events (see below)—join us for the full day or some of it. Want the opportunity to pitch your business or showcase it to hundreds of investors, business leaders and community leaders? Visit the event page for opportunities to gain exposure for your scaling Iowa business.
- TAI’s Pitch & Grow: Sixteen entrepreneurs at any stage of the business life cycle will practice their pitches before a supportive “think tank” of industry experts and receive constructive feedback.
- Iowa Venture Capital Association’s Seed & Venture Forum: Six entrepreneurs will present their more-developed business ideas to a panel of seed and venture-stage company experts from across the state and country.
- EDC’s Entrepreneur Showcase: The EXPO culminates in a trade show-like environment where over 70 of the area’s most innovative businesses, technologies, and inventors will be on display. The business community, students and public are invited to walk through the Showcase and network.
Innovation EXPO events are designed for entrepreneurs, inventors, 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. The continued success of this event relies on Iowa’s business community and its willingness to support the entrepreneurs who are driving tomorrow’s innovation by attending, learning and engaging where applicable.
The EXPO has garnered statewide attention (nearly 600 attendees throughout the day last year) and we hope that you will choose to attend and bring others with you to help make this year’s EXPO even more successful. Please take the opportunity to learn more about the opportunities Innovation EXPO has to offer. See, touch and feel the products and services of some of the area’s most innovative businesses at Iowa’s BIGGEST event showcase for entrepreneurs. See you on October 21st!
Christie Remley, Marketing Director, EDC, Inc.