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Want to be a Host Family for an entrepreneur?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px”][text_output]Have a spare bedroom? Want to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to build an exciting new company?

You could get to know a great entrepreneur as they build Iowa’s next startup success story! We bring entrepreneurs from around the world to Cedar Rapids each year to get their start in our 95-day program that runs from August 3 through November 5. While the teams create and collaborate during the day in our office, they need a place to call home for three months in Cedar Rapids or the surrounding area.

This host family program is a new opportunity for the Cedar Rapids community to connect with our teams and support our region’s growing startup scene.

This is a voluntary program and host families receive no monetary compensation from Iowa Startup Accelerator or from the startups. However, host families do receive several benefits including:

  • Reserved tickets and seating for our Launch Day event on November 5th
  • Invitations to team barbecues
  • Invitations to hear certain speakers and panelists

Although it’s not a requirement to become a host family, the ability for a family to provide an entrepreneur with available transportation is appreciated.

Anyone interested in learning more about the ISA Host Family program should contact Jessalyn Holdcraft ( at (319) 382-5498.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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