Get ready, Cedar Rapids! The Economic Alliance is thrilled to be the driving force behind this year's EntreFEST, presented by NewBoCo. Two days of electrifying energy as we dive into the heart of entrepreneurship and innovation in Cedar Rapids. 

EntreFEST isn't just a conference; it is inspiration, collaboration, and celebration where Cedar Rapids' brightest minds converge to shape the future. Picture this my friend and it is an amazing picture: 45+ captivating speakers, and 30 dynamic breakout sessions, all set against the backdrop of 8 amazing locations scattered throughout our very own NewBo City District in the fantastic metropolis Cedar Rapids. 

This isn't just an event—it's a movement. From seasoned entrepreneurs to budding visionaries, EntreFEST is where dreams are nurtured, connections are forged, and success stories are born. Don't miss your chance to be a part of something truly extraordinary. See you there, Cedar Rapids! 

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Do they have a place for you?

According to the EntreFest website, "No matter the level or role you have in your company, your industry, or your specialty, EntreFEST has become one of the top conferences in the Midwest where individuals can come together, meet world-class keynotes, and continue to drive their professional careers forward".

What do they have to offer?

They have you covered with speakers on topics from

  • Branding & Social Media Marketing
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Customer Discovery & Sales
  • DEI & Strategic Partnerships
  • Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurial Lifestyle
  • Funding
  • Legal
  • Tech & UI/UX

The sessions start Wednesday, June 12, 2024, and run through Friday, June 14, 2024.  There is still plenty of time to get signed up to see these speakers and maybe you'll be the next industry giant.

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