Get connected. Find new resources. Tackle your toughest business challenges. Strengthen your team. Be inspired.
EntreFEST is a unique opportunity to do it all in two days! You’ll come out smarter, stronger, faster and more connected. In short, EntreFEST will make you a better entrepreneur. We guarantee it.
You’ll find speakers, resources and unique opportunities for high-growth startups, vibrant small businesses, innovators inside established companies, startup community builders, economic developer pros, women business owners, student entrepreneurs, freelancers, and social entrepreneurs.
Our mission is simple
Celebrate Iowa’s entrepreneurial spirit and connect the people, information, and resources to create more successful entrepreneurs here.
"Part of the team at GoodBlogs attended EntreFest! 2013 at a time when we still felt "nothing much was happening in Iowa." Boy were we wrong. Not only were the breakout sessions informative but it sparked conversations that have grown into partnerships and friendships that have served as a springboard into many other events, connections and business growth. All of this can be directly attributed to our attendance at EntreFest! paired with the desire to make connections and a difference in our community."
"EntreFest! changed our perception of Iowa. We felt like we were on an island before the conference, but found there's this whole land of startups and people building the ecosystem we need to thrive right here. Our connections from that week have been invaluable to the growth we experienced this past year."
"I'm involved in a lot of startup-specific conferences and what I like about EntreFest! is that startups are not its focus. It's the only statewide event that puts our startup founders next to someone starting in retail next to someone starting a new marketing agency. There's a lot to be learned in talking with different types of Iowa entrepreneurs about what it takes to successfully build in our state."