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Dream Big Grow Here Program Returns

Are you looking to grow your business with new marketing skills and more cash? Then you should consider participating in the Dream Big Grow Here program, through the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa.

Time to Showcase Iowa BioTech Innovation

Our state has a rich tradition of biotech innovation. The Iowa Biotechnology Association hopes to continue that tradition with a “first-ever”, day-long Biotech Innovation Showcase we’re adding to the agenda for our “Partnering For Growth” forum on Wednesday, March 30th.

The Nation’s Largest Clean Energy Single-Day Pitch Competition is Now Accepting Applications

6th Annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge will award $1 million to clean energy and cleantech start-ups

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?

Applications Open For Immigrant Business Owner Competition

Immigrant small business owners may now apply for the Underwriting Exposed Competition to be held at the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit on Nov. 21 at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.

Iowa’s Own “Shark Tank” for Women Entrepreneurs

IWLC’s Invest in SHE has $40K up for grabs! If you know a talented Iowa women entrepreneur, encourage her to apply today!

Main Street Iowa Open 4 Business Regional Winners Announced

Five Businesses Selected for Project Award- The grants will benefit business development and expansion projects in the Main Street districts of Czech Village – Cedar Rapids, Elkader, Marion, Mount Vernon and Woodbine.

Applications Now Open for ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

Kauffman Foundation launches new competition for entrepreneurs who have presented at 1 Million Cups events around the country

Dream Big Grow Here Winner Reflects on Journey

There is never a perfect time to shout "YOLO" from the rooftops and start building a business. There's always an excuse, a reason to wait. It's like making a commitment to eat better and exercise more. The best day to start, is always tomorrow. Unless you can't. Unless you have to know... Can I do this?

Building Momentum for Ag Innovation at EntreFEST

Renew Rural Iowa is a charter sponsor of both EntreFEST and the Dream Big Grow Here contest. We understood from the beginning the importance of these new and innovative showcases designed to encourage and inspire entrepreneurship in Iowa.



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