October 26, 2011 | 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Coralville Marriott
University of Iowa Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Pitch & Grow
Entrepreneurs will pitch their business to a supportive group of peer CEOs, CIOs, business development experts, industry professionals and business-savvy people. In return, they have a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback on areas such as fundraising, value proposition, business plan, management team, sales/marketing/support and building strategy.
The Technology Association of Iowa's "University of Iowa Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Pitch & Grow VI" event will be part of the Iowa Innovation EXPO 2011 at The Coralville Marriott. See information on all of the day's activities below.
- Pitch your business to a "Think Tank" of individuals to gain momentum in taking your company to the next level.
- Refine your pitch with little to no risk.
- Network with and gain access to other talented people and ideas in an open environment.
- Gain ideas and learn business growth strategies that can help your own company.
- Enjoy a rich networking experience.
- Sit in for part of or the entire day.
Types of Pitches
- Business Development
ASAP Technology Works
Direct Drive Energy, LLC
Little Giant Capital
Luerkens Laboratories, Inc.
My Alibi Clothing
Tutor Universe, Inc.
Aaron Warner, Integrated DNA Technologies
Bruce Lehrman, Involta
Christian Renaud, Startup City
Curt Nelson, EDC
David Hensley, University of Iowa JPEC
Don Schoen, Buyer Compass
Jason Stone, Davis Brown Law Firm
Lee Groeschl, University of Iowa JPEC
Mark Kittrell, PrimeLogic Partners
Pete Petersen, Jensen Consulting
Rob Gettemy, University of Iowa JPEC
Sheldon Ohringer, Caleris
Tej Dhawan, Startup City
Wade Arnold, T8 Webware
Kate Washut, Far Reach Technologies
Free for presenters and students; $25 for everyone else. Come for the entire day or for as much as your schedule will allow. Business Casual Dress.
University of Iowa Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Pitch & Grow Agenda
|9:00 to 10:00am||Registration & Networking|
|10:00 to 10:45am||Pitch Session 1|
|11:00 to 11:45am||Pitch Session 2|
|12:00 to 12:50pm||Lunch|
|1:00 to 1:45pm||Pitch Session 3|
|2:00 to 2:45pm||Pitch Session 4|
|3:00 to 4:00pm||Pitch Off|
The Innovation EXPO 2011 is an expanded event from past years. This year's 5th annual event will consist of a coordination of three state-wide events, to enable more fruitful connections between resources and entrepreneurs. It will culminate in a convention-like setting for celebrating our area's entrepreneurial companies and individuals. In addition to the TAI Pitch & Grow VI there will be..
Seed Here's Startup Stories Breakfast
8:30am to 9:45am
Join Seed Here and EDC for breakfast and kick off the Iowa Innovation EXPPO with an engaging talk on "The State of The Silicon Prairie," featuring Jeff Slobotski, the Founder and Chief Community Building officer of Silicon Prairie News. Jeff will share highlights of some of our region's leading tech startup stories and emerging entrepreneurs.
Before you dive into the Expo's exciting events, we hope you will join us for breakfast and a panoramic view of the Prairie. For more information about Jeff Slobotski or to register for Startup Stories Breakfast, click here.
The Technology Association of Iowa's "University of Iowa Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Pitch and Grow VI"
10:00am to 4:00pm
16 entrepreneurs at virtually any stage of the business lifecycle will practice their pitch before a supportive "think tank" of industry experts and business savvy people and receive constructive feedback.
The Iowa Capital Investment Corporation's "Iowa Seed and Venture Forum"
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Entrepreneurs will pitch their more-developed business ideas for investments to a panel of expert Seed and Venture Fund investors from across the state and country.
The EDC's "Entrepreneur Showcase" and "Inventor's Garage"
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Entrepreneur Showcase & Inventor's Garage will feature up to 60 entrepreneurs and inventors who will showcase their businesses in a convention-like setting.
To register to attend EITHER "Pitch and Grow" or the "Seed and Venture Forum", please click here.
To apply to pitch at "Pitch and Grow", please click here.
To apply to pitch at the "Seed and Venture Forum", please click here.
For more details or to register for the "Entrepreneur Showcase" and "Inventor's Garage", please click here.
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