Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 7:00 pm
Eastbank Venue & Lounge, 97 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Join us for the (un)official EntreFEST kick off! We will be ringing in the 2018 conference with drinks, music and more at Eastbank Venue & Lounge. 

Look for the RSVP link in your email. 

Thursday, May 17
7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am
NewBo City Market

Join us at headquarters to kick off EntreFEST with a cup of coffee and a room of networking opportunities. Check in, get your conference badge, grab a light breakfast, and hang out.

Registration will begin at 7am on Thursday, May 17th, and continu...

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8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

Doors open for registration at 8am with seating opening at 8:30am. If you already registered at our headquarters space earlier this morning, breeze on by registration and grab a coffee before heading into the theatre. 

 

 

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9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

EntreFEST 2018 will open by welcoming Victor Hwang as the first keynote of the conference. 

"The global movement for ESHIP continues to build and the wave is still growing.  But there’s an increased sense of urgency, as more and mo...

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10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am

Head into the first sessions of the day with energy high from the opening keynote. All breakout sessions will be held in the New Bohemia neighborhood, in multiple venues. 

10:00 am - 2:15 pm 10:00 am
415 Building, 415 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Location 1: 415 Building, The Foundry Lab (2nd Floor)
10:30 AM - Cider Finder, Jay Cooper
10:45 AM - Cargofy, Stakh Vozniak
11:00 AM - STRATAFOLIO, Jeri Frank
11:15 AM - BluJaket, Michael Lawrence
1:30 PM - Bidly, James Welbes
1:45 PM - PrepIT, TJ McDon...

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10:00 am - 11:00 am 10:00 am
NewBo City Market
  • Anne Price (Speaker) anne.price09@gmail.com, Iowa Innovation Corporation

Take the opportunity to sit down with one of our experts from the Iowa Innovation Corporation, Anne Price, at headquarters.

10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am

First round of breakout sessions. 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
NewBo City Market

Take the opportunity to "Ask the Expert" with Bill Daly, lawyer with Shuttleworth Ingersoll, at headquarters.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am
Various Locations

Use your provided EntreFEST credit card to grab lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants, including the vendors at NewBo City Market. Stop in headquarters for food recommendations, or ask one of our friendly volunteers in the staff tshirts.&nbs...

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11:45 am - 1:00 pm 11:45 am
Parlor City, Pavilion, 1125 3rd Street SE

Designing successful and innovative solutions require creative ideas. Learn four principles of ideation along with ten basic techniques to enhance and solidify the ideas you imagine. Come prepared to be immersed in this fast-paced highly interacti...

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Parlor City, 5 Seasons Room, 1125 3rd Street SE

Small businesses are continually required to find ways to stand out from the crowd. Learn how to amplify your status as a woman, minority, individual with a disability or service-disabled veteran to promote yourself as a Certified Iowa Targeted Sm...

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Lu's Deli + Black Earth Gallery, 1010 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  • Kate Wagner (Speakers) kate@adoreyourwalls.com, Adore Your Walls
  • Liz Lidgett (Speakers) liz@adoreyourwalls.com, Adore Your Walls

Join Liz Lidgett and Kate Arnold at Lu's Deli to grab lunch, and then a tour of Black Earth Gallery to hear about what they learned after five years of starting and running a company. 

 

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm 12:00 pm
NewBo City Market

Take the opportunity to "Ask the Expert" about IEDA innovation technology programs with Jenica Johnson of VentureNet Iowa, at headquarters.

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 1:00 pm
415 Building, 415 12th Avenue SE, Code School Classroom
  • Angela Lee (Speaker) angela@37angels.com, 37 Angels

Learn the fundamentals of startup investing:

  • Who are the players in the startup ecosystem?  
  • What is the difference between an angel investor and a venture capitalist?
  • How to diligence early stage startups with little traction?
  • What are...
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
NewBo City Market

Take the opportunity to "Ask the Expert" with America's Small Business Development Center, Scott Swenson, at headquarters.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Third Street Corridor, between 12th Avenue and 3rd Avenue

Head out on a journey down Third Street towards the keynote session at The Paramount Theatre enjoying various pockets of entertainment. Soak in the sights, sounds, and treats Third Street has to offer.

Wave to fellow attendees from the Cedar Rapid...

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm
Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

The natural tendency to gravitate towards your best customers handicaps your ability to build and sustain increasingly inclusive products and services. History is full of companies that failed to sustain their focus on new customers, added complex...

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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 4:00 pm
Secret Location

Stay tuned! The Pitch Competition Celebration will be announced at the end of the keynote presentation. You don't want to miss this!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm

Head over to The Dostal House, an all female coworking space, where they pop bottles & toast bubbles to connecting with women leading their best lives!

Sponsored by SignedM.Studio

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Map Room, 416 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Join us at the Map Room to meet the artist Jamie Boling and check out his beautiful mural "You are Here" on the outside. Travel the world with their menu, enjoy a drink on their patio, and more. 

Thanks to Murals & More for their help, and Ja...

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 5:30 pm
OPN

Architects don’t just sit around in designer glasses and black turtlenecks, sketching all day. Yes, there’s sketching, a propensity for solid hues, and perhaps a few folks with round glasses. Like all professions, reality is more inter...

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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 7:00 pm
Backpocket Brewing Pilot Pub, 415 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Join Formula Host Trevor Carlson, and How Factory CEO Trace Steffen, for their first joint public appearance since the 2015 Launch Day tooth incident. 

Join us for a drink and a casual off-air conversation. Keep an eye out for previous Formul...

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 7:00 pm
Various Bars

For the sightseerers in the group, check out several of the local drinking establishments and take in the drink specials provided by 7G Distributing. 

Featured locations include: Backpocket Brewing Pilot Pub, Pub 217, Grin & Goose, Need Pizza...

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 7:00 pm
Yoimono, 2nd floor, Cherry Building, 329 10th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52401

The “Good Stuff Art Gallery” will showcase a handful of local artists of all kinds and their work. We’ll have music, and drinks, and the artists will be present so you’ll be able to have a drink with them and pick their cre...

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9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 9:00 pm
Linge Lounge, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Do you think "failure" is the end of the road? That's not always the case. Let's kick off the conversation with Jeff Quint from Cedar Ridge and Josh Krakauer with Sculpt, as they share war stories and encourage you to do the same. Enjoy samples of...

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10:00 pm - 11:00 pm 10:00 pm
Linge Lounge, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  • Hersh Rephun (Speaker) hersh@yesbrandcreative.com, Yes, Brand

Hersh Rephun traveled the road from produced screenwriter and fledgling comedian, to a media professional who, at one time, oversaw a bicoastal PR firm with a roster of 40 clients in the ad biz. He's now a Podcaster and a Creative Director helping...

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Friday, May 18
7:30 am - 4:00 pm 7:30 am
NewBo City Market

Join us at NewBo City Market for morning snacks and war stories from the first day of the conference. 

8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
NewBo City Market

Join us in the NewBo City Market to kick off the morning with a high-energy, caffeine-infused Tech Brew brought to you by TAI!

9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Various Locations

Grab a cup of coffee and join us at various locations to hear from our expert panels. 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm 10:00 am
The Dostal House, 1000 3rd St SE Suite 1, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

The Dostal House is a hip happy house filled with girl bosses, goal diggers, & women running the world, together. On Friday of EntreFEST, they will host mimosas and Female Founders on the Hour for you to networking this group of successful female ...

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10:00 am - 11:00 am 10:00 am
NewBo City Market
  • Anne Price (Speaker) anne.price09@gmail.com, Iowa Innovation Corporation

Take the opportunity to sit down with one of our experts from the Iowa Innovation Corporation, Anne Price, at headquarters.

10:15 am - 12:00 pm 10:15 am
415 Building, 415 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Join us in the Innovation Cafe at the 415 Building to hear from the presenters who advanced to the final round of the pitch competition. This round determines who receives the big check onsitage at the end of the day! 

10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:00 am
Various Locations

Use your EntreFEST credit card to grab lunch from one of the various nearby eating establishment, and then join us on the NewBo City Market lawn to hear from Angela Lee, our lunchtime keynote.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
NewBo City Market

Take the opportunity to "Ask the Expert" with Tim Klima, lawyer with Shuttleworth Ingersoll, at headquarters.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
NewBo City Market Outdoor lawn
  • Angela Lee (Speaker) angela@37angels.com, 37 Angels
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm 12:00 pm
NewBo City Market

Take the opportunity to "Ask the Expert" about IEDA innovation technology programs with Jenica Johnson of VentureNet Iowa, at headquarters.

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
NewBo City Market

Take the opportunity to "Ask the Expert" with America's Small Business Development Center, Scott Swenson, at headquarters.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
NewBo City Market Outdoor lawn

Settle in at your final session of the day! Or grab a coffee with what's left on your lunch card and network more. But you only have 30 minutes so get going!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 4:15 pm
NewBo City Market Outdoor lawn
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 5:30 pm
NewBo City Market Outdoor lawn

EntreFEST officially concludes with NewBo Rock The Block! Stay with us to watch The Fez rock into the weekend. Find your friendly EntreFEST staff person for drink tickets!

While you are enjoying the music, also check out the booths including NewBo...

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 7:00 pm
Yoimono, 2nd floor, Cherry Building, 329 10th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52401

Come, have a drink, listen to some music, maybe even dance a little. The “EntreFEST After Party” is a chance for you to hangout with your fellow EntreFESTers once last time before bidding farewell to the best two day event you’ve...

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