Events at EntreFEST
Relaxation & Conversation Areas
This conference adventure can be tiring. Sometimes the best ideas come from good conversation with peers or quiet reflection. Our hammocks and colorful conversation areas are provided for just those moments.
Shoutout to SOKO Outfitters for supplying these seating areas!
A huge piece of EntreFEST is the collaboration that takes place between attendees and presenters from around the country. One of the collaboration events we are most excited about is EntreFEST Happy Hour. Creativity doesn’t just happen in the office, so we created an event that feels more like the casual moments where some of the most creative ideas come from. At our Thursday Happy Hour from 4:15-5:30 p.m. at our event HQ in NewBo City Market., you’ll be able to network with other attendees and presenters, enjoy some of the best offerings from local breweries and distilleries, and mingle with local businesses.
Venture School Launch Day
Venture School Launch Day will capture the innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that Venture School carries throughout the state of Iowa. Join us on Thursday, May 16, to hear from our top 8 teams from the 2018-2019 year as the pitch for a chance to win $20,000 in cash prizes.
Venture School is an innovative training program focused on real-world experimentation, customer discovery, and Lean LaunchPad methodologies. This statewide program works for startups, small businesses, nonprofits, and corporate innovation teams allowing all Iowa entrepreneurs to reap its benefits.
Improv at Penguin’s
The Improv Incubator is a monthly series of performances featuring area improvisers and comedians at Penguin’s Comedy Club. This is a special EntreFEST edition of the Improv Incubator. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Join us on Friday morning for a special EntreFEST edition of TechBrew, presented by the Technology Association of Iowa. TechBrew is a casual networking event for entrepreneurs, educators, technologists, business people and government professionals. The special TechBrew guest will be Ed Leighton-Dick, Founder of Kingfisher Technologies. Leighton-Dick is a SQL Server performance and architecture expert with over twenty-three years of experience in development, database administration, and system administration, and in 2014 he become a business owner when he founded his company.