Press Citizen “Can’t Miss” list

Laura KaidenEntreFEST 2017, News0 Comments

The Press Citizen covered the “Can’t Miss” events at EntreFEST 2017, and we couldn’t agree more. There were a lot of highlights, but these were the ones that rose to the top, especially for local attendees. But if we did our job correctly, each attendee you’d meet would have a slightly different list of their highlights. While you can’t make … Read More

Laura KaidenUncategorized0 Comments

This Monday, we’re thinking back to that time we put 600+ attendees in a room to hear Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker, and gave them light sabers. “This is the kind of event that brings together entrepreneurs, dreamers, artist, nonprofit leaders, corporate leaders and mash them all together to have conversations about what the future could be,” says Eric Engelmann, … Read More

EntrePREP for EntreFEST 2017

Jessalyn HoldcraftEntreFEST 20170 Comments

Happy EntreWEEK! In less than 48 hours, we’ll kick off the EntreFUN on Wednesday morning with a special takeover of 1 Million Cups: EntreFEST Edition and then early registration at EntreFEST HQ starting at 4 p.m. Here are some quick last minute tips to properly EntrePREP for the EntreBEST conference + festival. There isn’t one! Okay, pants, shirt, and shoes … Read More

We all have a lot to learn at EntreFEST

Jill WilkinsEntreFEST 20170 Comments

Lon Olejniczak has more than 20 years of leading successful teams, including serving as the Senior Vice President at Transamerica and the Global Head of Talent Development at Aegon. He caught the mentoring bug last fall working with Iowa Startup Accelerator 2016 cohort teams, and now he’s a member of the EntreFEST Curation Team. Listen up as he tells us … Read More

Busting the Myths of EntreFEST 2017

Jill WilkinsEntreFEST 20170 Comments

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

Jill WilkinsEntreFEST 20170 Comments

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

Jill WilkinsEntreFEST 20170 Comments

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

Jill WilkinsEntreFEST 20170 Comments

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

Jill WilkinsEntreFEST 20170 Comments

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