Clay & Milk attended EntreFest 2017 in Iowa City this week to find a sea of interesting people and experiences. Our goal this year was not to attend to cover the speakers, which were fantastic, but to connect with the community.
One of the overarching goals for the Clay & Milk team is to connect communities across the state and region. We believe strongly that the number of things happening and the stories of those contributing, would surprise anyone who isn’t from the middle.
As our region grows, we remain somewhat disconnected by a small numbers of miles, a lack of awareness of each other or perhaps what each of us cares about. This series is designed to capture the spirit behind the attendees of EntreFest 2017. It is our sincere hope that these small snapshots will lead to a greater sense of connectivity among our many communities.
We’re thankful for the NewBoCo team who kept EntreFest alive and for the community that’s helped it thrive.
This series was produced by Jami Milne.
. Diana creates pathways that accelerate entrepreneurs in Iowa. We are thankful.
. Adrienne hearts Iowa. We heart her back.
. Cat empowers women through the art of burlesque. Yes. Please.
. Max helps people love the work they do. We need more Max.
Meet Donovan. Donovan grew up between Alaska & Texas, but has landed at the University of Iowa. We have a feeling great things await you, Donovan.
Meet Vada. Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship teacher at DMACC
. Business owner. The world needs more like Vada.
Wife. Mom. Entrepreneur. Market disruptor. World changer. Business owner. Nonprofit founder. Humanitarian. All the good stuff.
Tyler wants to connect with the builders of Iowa’s Technology Future. If that’s the case, the future looks good.
According to his boss, he’s “super creative.” According to himself, he’s the “funniest person on the planet.” According to us, we’d like more Zach, please.
Greg believes in building startups & changing the world, one person at a time. Wherever he roams, we believe he’ll make great things.
Kate believes in a great user experience. We believe in Kate.
Partner at Far Reach
. Dad to three boys. Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Clay & Milk approved.
Ben helps organizations find their way. And then some.
VP of Product at Workiva.
VIP of Iowa’s technology scene.
. Work in progress. Design thinker. Husband. Dad. Friend. Ever curious. Ever awesome.
Meet Shane. Two words: Humulus Lupulus. Good things come to those who wait. Stay tuned.
. CoLabs, films and film festivals. And just damn cool.
Meet Jeff. Jeff wants to solve problems and make the world a better place. We think you’re off to a pretty great start.
. Innovator. Builder. Volunteer. Triple threat kinda guy.
. Eric believes in BYOB. Bring Your Own Bike. We’ll drink to that.
Meet Scott. Scott’s here to support leadership and innovation. We support people like Scott.
. Jed makes a positive impact on children & families by providing recreation programs at preschools & daycares. Game on.
. Art Director. Model coach. Stylist. Publicist. Producer. Image consultant. And ism Public Relations. And the list keeps growing.
. Iowa transplant. Iraq War combat vet. Certified Financial Planner. Captain Company Commander Iowa National Guard. Founder. Thank you for your service – to our country and our industry.
. She’s here to listen to smart people speak and capture the new connections being made. And she’s in it for the fun. We give this a high five.
. Freelance mobile engineer and self-proclaimed goofball. Sounds like a dream team to us.
. Scott is here to support and contribute to the amazing entrepreneurial community we have in Iowa. We concur.
. Stephanie empowers small business owners to have confidence in and understand their finances, taxes and data. We’re glad that after three years, you took the leap, Stephanie.
. Michael loves to learn and teach. We give him an A+.
. David loves the taste of entrepreneurial Kool-Aid. Cheers to that.
. Strategist. Educator. Consultant. Supporter of those wanting to see their dreams succeed. All the right things.
. From Australia. Lives in Des Moines. Invests in growing businesses. Thanks for investing in us.
Meet Kaitlyn. Her mission is to make a sustainable impact within her community. We think she’s off to a pretty great start.
. Stephanie is a student with a passion for science. And she wants to share it with others through business. The world is ready for you, Stephanie.
. Melding journalism & community building. Yes, please.
. Greg believes in better, local choices for high-speed internet. We do, too.
. Dad. Entrepreneur. Techy. Geek. And while he didn’t write this down, we’re gonna add “cool” to that list.