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Attend TAI Pitch & Grow and Iowa Seed & Venture Forum
Includes lunch.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
STUDENT ADMISSION--Attend TAI Pitch & Grow and Iowa Seed & Venture Forum
Must bring student ID to the door. Includes lunch
Ended Free $0.00
Attend Entrepreneur's Showcase
Featuring Inventor's Garage, Startup Fair, Ventures@UI, and Startup Drinks.
Ended Free $0.00

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Note: Registrations completed after NOON on Monday (October 20th) will not receive a pre-printed name badge (event staff will be finalizing preparations/setting up). We do encourage you to attend--simply go to the "Walk-in" table at registration to check in and write out your name badge. Thank you for your understanding!

Innovation EXPO 2014 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 2014 is 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.

 Registration opens at 7:30 am. Join us for networking and a continental breakfast until Pitch & Grow begins. 

The Technology Association of Iowa's (TAI) "Pitch and Grow" 
8:30 am to Noon 

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. 


"Iowa Seed and Venture Forum" 
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm 

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" 
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Entrepreneur Showcase will feature up to 80 entrepreneurs and inventors who will showcase their Iowa businesses in a convention-like setting. 


Startup Drinks at EDC Entrepreneur Showcase

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

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 2014 and is hosted by Seed Here.

State of Startups Conversation with We Create Here
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join We Create Here for a conversation on the state of the Creative Corridor's startup ecosystem. Click here for more details. 

Event Sponsors

Principal Sponsor


Major Sponsors



Kirkwood Training & Outreach       


Supporting Sponsors

Bradley and Riley          

   Corridor Business Journal         

FedEx              University of Iowa Research Foundation


Friends of the EXPO



When & Where

Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Entrepreneurial Development Center, Technology Association of Iowa, Iowa Venture Capital Association, and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

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