Location Proposals Now Being Accepted for 6th Annual EntreFest! Conference
EntreFest! is a two-day conference dedicated to Iowa small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, which takes place on a Thursday and Friday either in late February or early March. EntreFest! attracts hundreds of small business owners, individuals that are thinking of starting a small business, community leaders, and service providers who help foster entrepreneurial growth in their communities. EntreFest! is the one venue where a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur can invest two days in the future of their business by learning from extremely knowledgeable business experts, sharing ideas with other business owners, connecting with some of the state’s premier service providers, and have a ton of fun!
This collaboratively driven conference is planned by a committee of statewide service providers with the University of Northern Iowa Entrepreneurship Outreach and MyEntre.Net assuming lead. The committee is currently seeking proposals from Iowa economic development groups, regional marketing organizations, city and county officials, entrepreneurs, community leaders, convention center operators, and any other interested parties who wish for their city to be considered for hosting EntreFest! 2013.
Past locations and attendee counts are as follows:
2008 – Cedar Falls – 197 Attendees
2009 – Coralville – 250 Attendees
2010 – West Des Moines – 288 Attendees
2011 – Dubuque – 228 Attendees
2012 – Ames – 225 Attendees
If you are interested in having your community host EntreFest! 2013, please download the request for proposal below, complete, and return to Courtney by no later than August 31, 2012.
Request for Proposal Application
Last Year's Brochure
Courtney Schwitzer, EntreFest! Conference Lead
UNI Business & Community Services Division
8120 Jennings Drive, Suite 13
Cedar Falls, IA 50614