Cedar Valley Startup Week happening Oct. 14-18

Cedar Valley will hold its Startup Week this month from October 14 – 18.

Various events will be held throughout the week including a CEO pitch competition, a women’s entrepreneurial panel and and Business Model Canvas Workshop. The events will feature local founders in Cedar Valley from various industries, from donut and coffee shops to established business and marketing organizations.

Tours will also be available during the week to explore some of the unique technology businesses and startups in the Cedar Valley area.

Here are the events that will be happening throughout the week:

October 14

5 PM – 8 PM: Cedar Valley Startup Social

October 15

12 – 1 PM: Hawkeye Learn at Lunch
3 – 5 PM:
CEO Pitch Competition
5:30 – 7:30 PM: Cheers to Small Business

October 16

7:30 – 9:30 AM: Mid-Week Pickup: Coffee, Conversation and Donuts
12 – 1 PM: Intellectual Property Lunch and Learn
3 – 5 PM: How to be a Lady Boss – Women’s Entrepreneur Panel
4 – 5 PM: Goldman Sachs 10k Info Session
5 – 6:30 PM: Founders Fireside Chat

October 17

9 – 9:45 AM: Business Model Canvas Workshop
11 – 11:45 AM:
What’s a Sales Funnel
2 – 2:45 PM: How to Raise Capital for Your Business
3 – 3:45 PM: Overcoming Objections and Closing
5:30 – 8 PM: Village Konnect

October 18

10 AM – 12 PM: Innovation Workshop
12 – 1 PM:
Closing Luncheon – Food Truck Friday
1 – 3 PM:
Business Valuation Workshop

In addition to the week of events will be a Collegiate Entrepreneurs Conference on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event will connect college students from around the state who are aspiring entrepreneurs or are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship. Tickets to the conference are $15.