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Innovation EXPO 2018

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

350 1st Avenue Northeast

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Innovation EXPO 2018 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.

Connect. Learn. Celebrate.
Get up close and personal with Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem at Innovation EXPO on Wednesday, October 10th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Innovation EXPO 2018 is a state-wide event established 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.

EDC's "PitchLab"
1:00 to 2:45 pm
Five startups will pitch their businesses to a panel of business experts. Attend and find out what makes a pitch great.

Iowa Venture Capital Association's "Seed & Venture Forum"
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Five early-stage entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel of venture capital experts.from across the state and receive valuable feedback to hone their pitches. Attend Iowa's version of the Shark Tank!

Keynote/Showcase Kick-Off
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
EDC's Curt Nelson will share insights gained over 15 years working with Iowa entrepreneurs and Iowa Economic Development Authority Director, Debi Durham, will speak about the importance of entrepreneurs to Iowa's economy. Director Durham will then open the doors to the Entrepreneur Showcase.

EDC's "Entrepreneur Showcase"
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Entrepreneur Showcase will feature 100+ entrepreneurs of all stages who will showcase their Iowa businesses in a convention-like setting. Interested in exhibiting your Iowa-based, scalable business or invention? Contact Christie Remley at cremley@edcinc.org.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

350 1st Avenue Northeast

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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