Busting the Myths of EntreFEST 2017

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Meet Laura and Jill! These power ladies are NewBoCo’s events specialists and the dynamic duo leading the planning and coordination of EntreFEST 2017. Listen up as they bust some of the biggest myths about EntreFEST. EntreFEST 2017: Busting the Myths from Iowa Startup Accelerator on Vimeo.

Meet EntreFEST Featured Speaker Alicia Syrett

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We live and breathe EntreFEST 24/7. We’re basically in a constant state of excitement as we connect with and confirm all of our abundantly fascinating speakers. These men and women are experts in a variety of fields and disciplines from all over the country, and we bring them to Iowa City to deliver powerful speeches, breakout sessions, and workshops – … Read More

EntreFEST helped Flyover Fashion Fest get its start

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Flyover Fashion Fest got its start at EntreFEST in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since! Check out this video from Simeon Talley, co-founder and co-creator of Flyover Fashion Fest and Iowa Fashion Project, as he shares some insight on how EntreFEST helped them get to where they are today. The next Flyover Fashion Fest takes place following EntreFEST on May … Read More

Putting the FEST in EntreFEST

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When May 4 – 5 comes, and the largest gathering of Iowa’s entrepreneurial and innovation community descends on downtown Iowa City, you better believe it’s going to be poppin’! Sure, there may be popcorn available…but also beer, vinyl DJs, rockabilly bands, interactive artwork. Honestly, just be ready for anything because we’re putting the FEST in EntreFEST. Throughout EntreFEST there will … Read More

Announcing the first wave of EntreFEST speakers

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And now, we’re announcing the first wave of speakers to expect at EntreFEST. Which means there is, even more, reasons to be excited! We’ve said that almost anyone can benefit from the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset at EntreFEST, and this sentiment shines through when perusing the list of speakers. Are you looking for someone with a background in employee engagement … Read More

Tips to take on EntreFEST like a Pro

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Guest Blogger: Sarah Binder First, let me welcome you. Iowa’s entrepreneur community thrives when new people bring new ideas, new passion, and new energy – I’m so glad you’re here and can’t wait to (hopefully!) meet you. Second, let me share a little about myself: I’ll be attending my fifth EntreFEST in 2017. I have been on the curation committee … Read More

Meet the EntreFEST 2017 Team

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I am thrilled to be leading EntreFEST as part of the NewBoCo staff and excited to begin a new journey in my career. What better organizations to co-produce Iowa’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs and innovators than NewBoCo (an organization whose mission is to accelerate world-changing ideas from Iowa) and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance (EA) (an organization that aims … Read More