May 17, 2018 – May 18, 2018 all-day
Cedar Rapids IA
One of the Midwest’s largest entrepreneurial and innovation celebration(s). Business owners, entrepreneurs, innovative leaders, and nonprofit professionals will take to the city to learn from industry leaders from all over the United States.
This Year’s


To create an even more interactive experience for our attendees, we are featuring FIVE panels this year from our most popular industries.

Cybersecurity Panel: ProCircular’s Aaron Warner brings together FBI agents with representatives from the “hacking world” to discuss trends, threats, and solutions for companies of any size.

Marketing Panel: Learn the latest in marketing platforms and practices from our cross-sector marketing panel! Quiz the pros and learn ways to help elevate your marketing strategy to the next level.

Female Founders Panel: Learn from the Female Founders panel who have previously (wo)maneuvered the landscape firsthand!

Emerging Tech in Business Panel: The continued advancement of technology is providing new and exciting opportunities for business, but also the opportunity for a processional misstep. This panel’s speakers will help you navigate the opportunities across all sectors of business.

Ask the Investors Panel: Finding the right investor is pivotal to growing and building your business. Sometimes the hardest question to answer is if your business should even seek outside investment. Learn the ins and outs from our panel of experienced investors.



Once Thursday’s sessions end, the party begins. Daytime sessions are focused on your personal development and growth in all areas business. The “FEST” of EntreFEST takes you one step further, helping to enhance your personal network with a variety of events planned! We’ve programmed the night through 11PM! We won’t tell you to leave after that…but know that Friday kicks off bright and early!

Have cocktails with creatives at OPN Architects, enjoy a Pub Crawl at local bars from the folks at 7G Distributing, Whiskey & Startup War Stories featuring Cedar Ridge Whiskey, Yoimono’s “The Good Stuff Art Gallery”, and much much more!

The price of tickets will increase on May 2nd! Get your tickets now to secure your spot to this year’s EntreFEST! Our “Last Chance” tickets increase $100.