Innovation EXPO 2012
Entrepreneurial Development Center, Technology Association of Iowa, Iowa Capital Investment Corporation, and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
Innovation EXPO 2012 events are designed for entrepreneurs, creatives, financial resources and business leaders in Iowa to connect, help our region grow more new business, create jobs, keep our region vibrant and globally competitive - and to celebrate entrepreneurs.
It's really all about the entrepreneurs. Budding or existing - they are our future.
The innovators. The risk takers. The job creators.
Meet dozens of entrepreneurs. See & touch their products. Connect with potential partners.
Connect. Learn. Celebrate.
The Innovation EXPO 2012 is an expanded event from years past. This year's event will consist of a coordination of three state-wide events, to enable more fruitful connections between resources and entrepreneurs. It will culminate in a convention-like setting for celebrating our area's entrepreneurial companies and individuals.
The Technology Association of Iowa's (TAI) "Pitch and Grow"
10:00am to 4:00pm
Registration opens at 9:00am. Join us for continental breakfast and networking until the Pitch & Grow begins at 10:00am.
16 entrepreneurs at virtually any stage of the business lifecycle will practice their pitches before a supportive "think tank" of industry experts and business savvy people and receive constructive feedback.
Submit your application to be a Pitch & Grow presenter here.
The Iowa Capital Investment Corporation's "Iowa Seed and Venture Forum"
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Entrepreneurs will pitch their more-developed business ideas to a panel of seed and venture-stage company experts from across the state and country.
The EDC's "Entrepreneur Showcase," featuring the "Inventor's Garage," "Ventures@UI" and "Startup Fair"
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Entrepreneur Showcase will feature up to 60 entrepreneurs and inventors who will showcase their Iowa businesses in a convention-like setting.
Startup Drinks at EDC Entrepreneur Showcase
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Take a break from exploring the Showcase and gather around the bar with fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives. Enjoy a free drink and discuss what you are working on, what you need help with and exchange advice with other entrepreneurs who have been there.
This Startup Drinks is part of the EDC Entrepreneur Showcase at Innovation EXPO 2012 and is hosted by Seed Here.
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