Innovation Expo presenters announced

Innovation EXPO is set to take place Wednesday, October 10th at the DoubleTree in  Cedar Rapids.

The expo is a statewide event that connects Iowa entrepreneurs with the resources and talent to scale their businesses.

Today, the presenters for the expo were announced.

The speakers will be split into two sessions, EDC’s PitchLab, and Iowa Venture Capital Association’s Seed & Venture Forum. During Pitchlab, five startups will pitch their businesses to a panel of business experts. Then, during the Seed & Venture Forum, five early-stage entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel of venture capital experts from across the state and receive valuable feedback to hone their pitches.

Here are the announced speakers:

PitchLab presenters:

Belle Du Chene, FixxStick

Isabel Reed, Comigo

Nick Jones, AgilOak

Mahdi Eghbali, VerdiLife

Philip Abangan & Adam Hoffman, Asonus Tech

Seed & Venture Forum presenters:

Dalton Shaull, HealthTech Solutions

Kevin Maher, VetMeasure

Zac Henrich, MZ Development


Dr. Frances Johnson, Viewpoint Molecular Targeting

After the pitches conclude, a winner from each session will be announced. To end the expo, EDC’s Curt Nelson and Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Director, Debi Durham, will take the stage to discuss the impact entrepreneurs have on Iowa’s economy.

Tickets for the expo are $35 for an all-day pass and free for students.