For two days, we create an EntreWORLD full of sessions, workshops, networking, and opportunities to grow.  We believe that you will make the most out of your experience and retain what you learn if you are also having fun.  We work to create a “come as you are” casual atmosphere. So, come back to this page frequently to see the FUN we have planned for you.


ISA Launch Night

Wednesday, June 8

6:00pm – Pre-show Reception & Cash Bar

7:00pm – Program Begins

Join the party and cheer on the 6 businesses going through the ISA Accelerator as they give their final pitches.

The Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive 14-week program that matches Iowa-based startups with seed funding, world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, and product development expertise to accelerate their business to a successful exit.

This is free to attend but we ask you to register here to reserve your spot!

Candle & Co Workshop

June 8 & 9
1:00 pm
Poindexter Coffee – The Graduate

EntreFEST has partnered with Quad Cities-based entrepreneur Rachel Stahle to provide attendees with an opportunity to gather and make their own candles.  This is an add-on opportunity and EntreFEST attendees can find a discount code in their Whova app. Click here to learn more and register.

Venture School Launch Day

Thursday, June 9
5:00 – 7:00pm
The Graduate

Venture School is an innovative training program focused on real-world experimentation, customer discovery, and Lean LaunchPad methodologies. This statewide program works for startups, small businesses, non-profits, and corporate innovation teams allowing all Iowa entrepreneurs to reap its benefits! Venture School Launch Day will capture the innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that Venture School carries throughout the state of Iowa. Join us on Thursday, June 9 to hear from our top teams from the 2021/2022 year as they pitch for a chance to win $25,000 in cash prizes. For more information about Venture School visit their website.

Downtown Mural Walking Tour

Thursday, June 9


Do you like art? Did you know Downtown Iowa City has over 20+ public murals? Have you ever wondered, ‘What’s up with that mural? Who created it? What’s the inspiration?’ All these questions and more will be answered on a curated mural tour hosted by the Iowa City Downtown District’s very own Nighttime Mayor, Joe Reilly! Get on your walking shoes as we hit the streets and alleys of Downtown Iowa City for an hour stroll ending at the evening reception, Brother’s Bar & Grill”

EntrePARTY hosted by Nyemaster Goode

Thursday, June 9
7:00 – 9:00pm
Patio of Brothers Bar & Grill

Grab your EntreFRIENDS and plan to make some more at our evening party hosted by Nyemaster Goode.  This relaxing patio time will provide attendees the opportunity to wind down after a full day of learning and engaging with our speakers.  Attendees will receive complimentary drinks to celebrate day one of EntreFEST! Cheers!


Friday, June 10
9:00 – 10:00am

Kick off the day with other EntreFEST attendees as we join together for a morning of caffeinated conversation.  The EntreTEAM has a variety of fun activities planned to wake up attendees and help each other expand their connections and networks.

EntreFEST Closing Party

Thursday, June 10
4:00 – 5:00pm
The Graduate Food Hall

Close out two days of learning and celebrate new connections made with your EntreFRIENDS.  Drink tickets will be provided. Cheers!

Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series

June 10, 2022
6:30 pm @ Ped Mall Stage

Kevin Burt and Big Medicine

*Learn more here.


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