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Mike Draper on Starting a Business in Iowa

Mike Draper, Owner of RAYGUN
Presented Thursday, March 28th at Noon (Central)

Mike Draper was selected by attendees of EntreFest! 2013 as one of the speakers they wanted to hear again.  We've booked him to do a reprise of his popular Keynote session!

Mike Draper, RaygunBorn and raised in Van Meter, Mike Draper left Iowa in 2000. He studied history at the University of Pennsylvania and acquired a wife while spending a year in the United Kingdom. In 2005, Mike and the future Mrs. Mike moved to Des Moines. The fall of that year, Mike opened RAYGUN, a t-shirt company based in Des Moines that has since developed a cult following for its Iowa-themed apparel with its own quirky and unique sense of humor. In cooperation with Raygun, Mike recently published a coffee table book, "The Midwest: God's Gift To Planet Earth."

The company has expanded from $60,000 annual sales in 2005 to over $3m in 2013. But at the heart, it is a clothing store that hopes to make people laugh and save America from 10,000 years of darkness.  Join us as we welcome Mike to be our webinar presenter on why he loves being a business owner in Iowa.

Past Business Webinars

CBGIverticalwebinarFor many years, the Center for Business Growth and Innovation (CBGI) at the University of Northern Iowa has provided and recorded hundreds of business webinars available to small business owners to watch and learn from.  Browse through some of our best recorded business presentations, or register to attend our next webinar for free!  If you are interested in being a speaker, or would like to recommend someone to us, please contact us at 319-273-4344 or email at