Free Coworking

For two days, we create an EntreWORLD full of sessions, workshops, networking, and opportunities, but we understand that work and emails don’t stop. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our local coworking spaces to provide free coworking during EntreFEST. Whether you need to respond to an email, hop on a conference call, finish a document, or hold a quick meeting, we have a plethora of spaces for you to catch up on work.


415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Space

208 12th Ave SE unit g, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
*This coworking space was formerly known as Yoimono.


Pitch Wall

Who needs an elevator when you have a rock wall! The ability to communicate your business’ mission in a clear and concise manner is essential. Test your ability to communicate your business while climbing SOKO Outfitter’s 20 foot rock wall. Steve Shriver, SOKO partner and founder of Eco Lips, will be onsite to provide feedback and give you a few climbing tips, too.

Venture School Launch Day

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 4 to hear from our top teams from the 2019/2020 year as they pitch for a chance to win $25,000 in cash prizes. For more information about Venture School visit their website.

Improv at Penguins - Thursday night

The Improv Incubator is a monthly series of performances featuring area improvisers and comedians at Penguin’s Comedy Club, and they have invited EntreFEST attendees to catch this month’s show for free. Your EntreFEST pass will get you into the shows free of charge. The shows start at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
*You must be 21 or older to go to Penguin’s Comedy Club

Live music in Newbo

A number of venues in NewBo will have local musicians performing during EntreFEST, and you’re invited to check out this local talent.

Chrome Horse Saloon: 1201 3rd St SE

NewBo City Market: 1100 3rd St SE
Friday: Rock the Block (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

Special EntreDEALS

A number of local businesses are offering specials and discounts for EntreFEST attendees. Check back soon for a list of EntreDEALS!