Coming May 4-5, 2017

EntreFEST 2017 is powered by NewBoCo.

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Thank you for your support of EntreFEST and for being part of Iowa’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

EntreFEST 2017 Speaker Self Nominations are now open! We are seeking experts in a variety of fields and disciplines to deliver dynamic keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and workshops that address the needs of six primary audiences and key industries:

  1. Small business owners
  2. High-growth startup founders and their teams
  3. Executives and employees leading innovation inside existing organizations 
  4. Economic and community development professionals and grassroots startup community organizers focused on building a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in their area
  5. First time entrepreneurs and people looking at starting a business
  6. We are seeking nominations of speakers to address topics of innovation in industries including agriculture, design (all types), nonprofits, health, education, advanced manufacturing, aging, financial technology (FinTech), logistics, and distribution.