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StartUp Weekend Iowa City

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Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs have the opportunity to enhance their skills by registering for StartUp Weekend Iowa City.

The event will be October 3 – 5th, at the BioVentures Building on the University of Iowa Research Park Campus.

Startup Weekend seeks to engage innovators, makers and entrepreneurs in the community.

The goal is to come together, pitch ideas, and work to build companies that solve real-world problems.

Mark Nolte, ICAD Group President says that Startup Weekend is a great way to get a taste of the start-up experience over the course of one weekend.

“Its just a fantastic way to start with a base idea, reshape it, test it, reshape it again, validate it over 54 hours and then pitch It on Sunday evening,” said Nolte.

“In the past, half of Startup Weekend's attendees have technical, design or software backgrounds and the other half have business backgrounds.”

The weekend concludes with a public presentation of business plans starting at 5 p.m. in the new meeting space at the University of Iowa Hygienic Lab. 

The registration costs $49 for students and $99 for general public.

For a complete agenda and to register, visit

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