The following guest post was provided by Christie Remley from EDC Inc.
Our belief at EDC, Inc. (www.edcinc.org) is that Iowa’s economic future vitality rests with the area-founded companies that scale. The innovators. The risk takers. The job creators. Get EXPOsed to some of the state’s coolest entrepreneurs and businesses at the 3rd annual Innovation EXPO on Wednesday, October 23 at the Coralville Marriott. This day-long event will feature the opportunity for over 100 entrepreneurs / inventors to receive expert feedback from seasoned business experts, regional and national investment specialists, and the general public. The day will culminate with the Entrepreneur Showcase, a trade show-like environment where over 60 of the area’s most innovative businesses, technologies, and inventors will be on display. If you are interested in presenting or exhibiting, visit the event page for the application links: http://innovationexpo2013.eventbrite.com.
Innovation EXPO events are designed for entrepreneurs, creatives, financial resources and business leaders in Iowa to connect, help our region grow more new business, create jobs, keep our region vibrant and globally competitive – and to celebrate entrepreneurs. The continued success of this event relies on Iowa’s business community and its willingness to support the entrepreneurs that are driving tomorrow’s innovation by attending, learning and engaging where applicable.
The EXPO has garnered statewide attention (with over 550 attendees throughout the day last year) and we hope that you will choose to attend and bring others with you to help make this year’s EXPO even more successful. Please take the opportunity to learn more about all the events Innovation EXPO has to offer, by visiting http://innovationexpo2013.eventbrite.com and join us for the entrepreneurial event of the year! See, touch and feel the products and services of some of the area’s most innovative businesses at Iowa’s BIGGEST event showcase for entrepreneurs. Are you in?
Innovation EXPO, a statewide event created to foster the growth of innovation and entrepreneurial enterprise in Iowa, is a collaborative event part of Creative Corridor Week. The EXPO is hosted by the Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC), The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), The Iowa Capital Investment Corporation (Fund of Funds), the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) and other supporting groups and organizations.