UNI’s first annual Iowa College Entrepreneurs Event set for Oct. 12

A new event for college entrepreneurs is coming to Cedar Falls next month.

The Iowa College Entrepreneurs Event (ICEE) is the first annual conference planned and organized by the UNI Entrepreneurs Club. The event, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Curris Business Building at the University of Northern Iowa, will connect college students from around the state who are aspiring entrepreneurs or are just interested in learning more about entrepreneurship.

Brown says the event is specifically focusing on students at community colleges and smaller universities throughout the state that have limited entrepreneurial resources and opportunities.

“We found that there was a big gap for our students that are interested in entrepreneurship,” said Reagan Brown, former president of the UNI Entrepreneurs Club and organizer of the event. “We just wanted to close that gap and create an event where we can be the connection for these college entrepreneurs around Iowa.”

The two keynote speakers at the event will include Travis Steffen, CEO of GrowFlow and Trevor Carlson, creator and host of The Formula Podcast.

In addition to the two keynotes, the event will also have several breakout speakers throughout the day. These will include Russel Karim of Cedar Valley Food Runner, Sarah Helleso of Try Pie, Mikala Wilson of Poshly Picked Boutique and a UNI Entrepreneurs Club Panel.

“Our club has attended other conferences for college entrepreneurs around the country,” said Brown. “We want to bring that incredible opportunity to connect college entrepreneurs here in Iowa.”

50-100 students are expected to attend the event, Brown told Clay & Milk. Tickets to the event are available now for $15.