EntreFEST returns to Downtown Iowa City this May 20-22, 2015

Be part of it! 

The best price for the
2015 All-Access Pass
ends December 31.

Apply to speak at the biggest
entrepreneur conference in Iowa or recommend a presenter or topic. 

Build your brand with the top
entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators in the Midwest. 

Gather your community at EntreFEST for a meetup or party to celebrate your business success this year!


EntreFEST 2015 will be
the midwest's largest gathering of


Business Owners


Startup Founders


system Builders


Corporate Innovators

Speaker Submissions & Selection

We're bringing in some major national keynotes for this year's EntreFEST and upping the competition for the speaker selection process for workshops. Put your name in the mix!

APPLY to present a keynote, workshop or breakout session

The speaker application deadline is December 31st, 2014 at 11:59 CST. All speakers are required to submit a short video (no longer than two minutes) as part of the nomination process.

If you'd like to recommend someone else to speak or if you have questions, please contact EntreFEST program coordinator Andy Stoll at andy@seedherestudio.com or 319-855-0895.

Not only were the breakout sessions informative - they sparked conversations that have grown into partnerships and friendships. EntreFEST was a springboard for us into many other connections and business growth.
— Peter Awad, GoodBlogs

Sponsors, Join the most exciting collaboration in the Midwest! 

Iowa's regent universities, the University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University, are presenting sponsors for EntreFEST this year. With their support and that of the statewide John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Program, we EntreFEST will reach 750 attendees this year, making it the biggest and best startup/small business event in the Midwest. 

Sponsor EntreFEST to join this great collaboration and take advantage of the fantastic opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with hundreds of highly-connected innovators and entrepreneurs!

To sponsor EntreFEST 2015, please contact Amanda West at amanda@seedherestudio.com or (319) 400-7782.

Congratulations on a SPECTACULAR event!
Entrefest was wonderful, and I am so glad we could be a part of sponsoring it!
— Wendy Ford, City of Iowa City

Host Your Party or Meetup at EntreFEST

Have an upcoming launch party? Want to get a meeting together of innovative people from around the state? Looking to find other people interested in the creative topics your are? Host an event during EntreFEST, and we'll help you get the word out! 

EntreFEST changed our perception of Iowa. We felt like we were on an island before the conference. Our connections from the event have been invaluable to the growth we’ve experiences this past year.
— Rachael Roewe, {made} Community

Venues & Accommodations

EntreFEST keynotes, sessions and parties will take place in venues around the Downtown Iowa City Ped Mall. A discounted room block is available at downtown hotels for registered attendees while supplies last. 

EntreFEST has traditionally changed host cities each year but last [year] showcased Iowa City so well that I’d recommend they stay put moving forward. It was a different level of conference this time around...
— Geoff Wood, Welch Avenue

Full access pass today is $149.

Prices go up Jan 1. Register now!  

The 2015 Full Access Pass includes all EntreFEST sessions, official parties, meals and meet-ups.

Add on the video access to get videos of select talks after the event.