EntreFEST Preview: Visionary Day
Friday, October 13th, 2017
Visionaries show strong interest in emerging technology within their field and bring new technologies to current systems to help combat challenges. This event will feature speakers and workshops to help build knowledge in new and emerging technologies.
Thanks for joining us!
Schedule of Events
8:00am Registration & Networking
Join us for a cup of coffee and light breakfast as we kick off the first EntreFEST Preview Day!
The Early Bird Coffee Shop- Downtown Cedar Rapids
9:00am Welcome & Presentations
“Emerging Technology” encompasses a continually-expanding field. We will sample a few to get the wheels turning.
All Presentations take place at the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, 1st floor multipurpose room
10:40am Implementation Tour
BeraTek is a local company implementing innovative emerging technology. Positioned as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs they take ideas through the phases of design for manufacturing, tooling, production, warehousing, fulfillment and marketing in preparation for launch.
Tour begins at Beratek Industries
Lunch at NewBo City Market
Check out a variety of vendors for lunch options that fit your tastes!
1pm Practical Experience Tours
GOVRED will provide a Virtual Reality demonstration
3D Printing & Laser Cutting
Jesse Lane will provide a tour of Vault Labs and the capabilities within
Daniel McGeehee will show off the possibilities of a driverless vehicle
3:30pm Fireside Chat with Rob Merritt
Writer Rob Merritt discusses his dive into Transhumanism while writing The Summerland Project, recently adapted into a film production, Amelia 2.0. When the husband of a dying woman is approached by a corporation pioneering a new program to extend life through robotics, they get caught in a public debate over human’s relationship with technology.
At 4pm on Friday, the gong chimes to kick off Whiskey Friday. A variety of whiskey and spirits will lubricate the conversations and keep the ideas moving. Network with local resources, discuss next steps and the future of our community and emerging technology.
Check Schedule of Events (above) for timing
The Early Bird Coffee Shop, 333 1st St SE
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, 501 1st St SE
BeraTek Industries, 407 9th Ave SE
NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St SE
Geonetric Building, 415 12th Ave SE
– Street parking between The Early Bird and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance available
– NewBo neighborhood. This is located within walking distance of the BeraTek tour, open lunch, and afternoon sessions.