EntreFEST: Iowa's entrepreneur conference
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Built In Iowa

Hear the stories of Iowa's top entrepreneurs

Scott Bush, Templeton Rye Spirits

The story of a small town Iowa legend, turned into one of the nation's most celebrated whiskeys.

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Women Entrepreneurs Track

In Partnership with

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Meet This Man!

Carl Blake, Thursday May 15th 4-6pm in the Ped Mall

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Corporate Innovation Track

Featuring Ben Gilbert, the outgoing head of Microsoft's Innovation Garage

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Business Owners Track

Sponsored By

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Startup Track

Sponsored By

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Economic Developers and

Startup Communities Track

Sponsored By

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Dream Big, Grow Here Finals

Featuring Lt Gov. Kim Reynolds and Carl Blake

Thursday May 15th, 6-9pm at The Englert Theatre

Get ready, EntreFEST is coming May 14-16!
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Part Summit. 

A meeting of Iowa’s most innovative minds.

Part Festival. 

A celebration of our entrepreneurial spirit.

Part Resource Hub. 

A one-stop-shop for business support.

Iowa’s largest gathering of

Corporate Innovators

Startup Community Builders

“EntreFEST changed our perception of Iowa. We felt like we were on an island before the conference. Our connections from the event have been invaluable to the growth we experienced this past year.”
~ Rachael Roewe, co-founder of {made} community

2014 Speakers

  • Nate Kaeding
    Nate KaedingFounding Partner Short's Burger & ShineFormer NFL kicker for the San Diego Chargers and legendary Iowa Hawkeye football star.
    • Scott Bush
      Scott BushFounder and President of Templeton Rye SpiritsFormer Venture Capital banker turned whiskey maker
      • Kim Reynolds
        Kim ReynoldsLieutenant Governor of Iowa Named a "Top 10 Rising Stars” by The Washington Post.
        • Carl Blake
          Carl BlakeCreator of the world's perfect pigSoftware-engineer-turned-pig farmer, who's been featured in The New York Times & The Colbert Report.
          • Lydia Brown
            Lydia BrownSkywalk Group and AscentSerial entrepreneur and passionate advocate for Iowa's women entrepreneurs.
            • Nick Westergaard
              Nick WestergaardBrand Driven DigitalMarketing strategist, writer, speaker and founder of Brand Driven Digital.
              • Josh Cramer
                Josh CramerFounder and CEO of FullstackFounder of one of the nation’s top boutique startup-focused software development firms.
                • Derian Baugh
                  Derian BaughCEO and Co-Founder of Men's Style LabDedicated to bringing affordable fashions to men across the country.
                  • Saturday Mfg
                    Saturday MfgMarketing FactoryOne of the Midwest's most decorated marketing & branding companies.
                    • Kate Washut
                      Kate WashutFounding Partner at Far ReachCo-Founder of one of the Cedar Valley's leading web development agencies.
                      • Tim McDougall
                        Tim McDougallFusionfarm, The Gazette, Vernon Research GroupFormer Chief Marketing Officer for The Houston Rockets, The New Orleans Hornets and P.F. Chang's.
                        • Michal and Riley Eynon-Lynch
                          Michal and Riley Eynon-LynchPear DeckIowa school teachers turned entrepreneurs who successfully co-founded and sold ActiveGrade, an education-focused tech startup, in 2013.

                          “Not only were the breakout sessions informative — they sparked conversations that have grown into partnerships and friendships. EntreFEST was a springboard for us into many other connections and business growth.”
                          ~ Peter Awad, Co-Founder of GoodBlogs 

                          “What an entrepreneur needs to be successful.”

                          Register before April 30 and save $40!

                          • Individuals
                            $189After April 30
                            • Access to 50+ Conference Sessions
                            • 4+ Meals Included
                          • Teams
                            25%Group Discount
                            • For companies sending 4+ team members
                            • Access to 50+ Conference Sessions
                            • 4+ Meals Included
                            • Orchestra Seats at the Dream Big Finals
                          • Student
                            50%Student Discount
                            • With Student ID
                            • Access to 50+ Conference Sessions
                            • 4+ Meals Included
                            • Orchestra Seats at the Dream Big Finals

                          2014 Sponsors

                          EntreFEST is possible thanks to the generous support of many entrepreneurial supporters around Iowa.
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                          EntreFEST May 14-16, 2014
                          in Downtown Iowa City

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