Sessions & Schedule

8:45 – 10:00 am
1 Million Cups
Join us at HQ (Geonetric Cafe) and join the Cedar Rapids chapter of 1mc where we educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneuers over a cup of coffee.
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Early Check-in Opens
Already in Cedar Rapids? Great! Head over to HQ at the Geonetric Cafe to pick up your EntreFEST badge, EntreKIT and get to know other event attendees and speakers.
6:00 – 9:00 pm
EntreFEST 2024 Kickoff Party at Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Start your EntreFEST experience with friends, new and old, at Lion Bridge Brewing.A night full of connections, fun games, and many cheers to go around.
7:45
HQ Opens
Head over to our EntreFEST HQ located at The Geonetric Cafe to pick up your name badge and EntreGOODIES. If you have any questions throughout the day or just want a place to hangout, we’re here until 5PM.
8:00
EntreCOFFEE sponsored by Renew Rural Iowa
Kick off Day 1 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. Thanks to our sponsor, Renew Rural Iowa.
8:15 – 9:30
Thursday Morning Welcome at HQ (Geonetric Cafe)
Join us for the official kickoff of EntreFEST 2024!
Breakout Sessions
The Olympic
Chrome Horse
Foundry
DeltaV Classroom
9:45 – 10:30
11:30 – 1:00
Lunch Break
Enjoy lunch on us and use your District Dollars at participating restaurants.
2:45 – 3:00
EntreSNACK Sponsored by Bioconnect
Swing by HQ (Geonetric Cafe) for an afternoon pick me up
3:00 – 3:45
4:00 – 5:15
5:15 – 7:15
JPEC Pitches at The Olympic
Join the University of Iowa Venture School program as their teams give their final pitches. 5:15 – 5:45pm Happy Hour 5:45 – 7:15pm Venture School Launch
7:00 – 9:00
Nyemaster Closing Party at The Chrome Horse
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!
7:30
HQ Opens
Head over to our EntreFEST HQ located at The Geonetric Cafe to pick up your name badge and EntreGOODIES. If you have any questions throughout the day or just want a place to hangout, we’re here until 5PM.
8:45 – 9:45
Breakout Sessions
The Olympic
Chrome Horse
Foundry
DeltaV Classroom
11:00 – 11:15
EntreSNACK Sponsored by City of Cedar Rapids
Swing by HQ (Geonetric Cafe) for a cookie break
12:00 – 1:15
Lunch Break
Enjoy lunch on us and use your District Dollars at participating restaurants.
1:15 – 2:00
2:15 – 3:00
3:30 – 5:30
EntreFEST Closing Party at Big Grove
Close out two days of learning and celebrate new connections made with your EntreFRIENDS. Drink tickets and light appetizers will be provided thanks to our sponsor, Big Grove Brewing. Cheers!