EntreFEST returns May 16-17

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EntreFEST returns May 16-17, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA, August 28, 2018 – EntreFEST, a two-day conference + festival that celebrates the collaboration between people who make things happen, will return May 16-17, 2019, in Cedar Rapids. The conference creates opportunities for people to connect in order to spark professional growth, community building, and outside the box thinking.

“After taking a year off in 2016, the energy and momentum of EntreFEST soared in 2017 and 2018,” NewBoCo Events Specialist Laura Kaiden said. “We are excited to bring it back to Cedar Rapids in 2019 after it was welcomed with open arms by engaged attendees, and we received positive feedback on the experience.”

A majority of the positive feedback from EntreFEST 2018 attendees centered around tangible takeaways from the sessions and the new relationships made that have advanced their companies. EntreFEST 2019 will continue to focus on offering content from nationally-recognized speakers and local talent as well as building connections between attendees.

“EntreFEST provides a tremendous amount of value on all levels. At first, I think people attend EntreFEST to learn new things and move their business forward,” Kaiden said. “But what they don’t necessarily plan for are the conversations and connections that happen serendipitously that have the largest impact on their business. Referrals, contacts, ideas, and investments all happen when they are in the space together. We have attendees that have been able to launch their business after attending, and small businesses that have received funding to move to the next level.”

EntreFEST tickets are $185 now until October 31. For more information about EntreFEST and future ticket prices, please visit http://www.entrefest.com/buy-tickets/.

The EntreFEST speaker application will launch on the EntreFEST website on September 11. Speaker opportunities will be limited.

The two-day event expects to bring more than 600 attendees to Cedar Rapids. The event is co-produced by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo).

About EntreFEST
EntreFEST is a two-day conference + festival that celebrates the collaboration between people who make things happen. It creates opportunities for people connect in order to spark professional growth, community building, and outside the box thinking.

About NewBoCo
The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) is a 501(c)(3) organization located in the New Bohemia neighborhood of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. NewBoCo’s programming supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education to help Iowans become more resilient and thrive in a changing economy.

About the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance serves as the catalyst for economic diversity, growth and prosperity for the region through core functions of business support, economic development, community development, public policy and regional development.

Media contact: Jessalyn Holdcraft, jessalyn@newbo.co

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