The entrepreneurial support system in Iowa's Creative Corridor

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1. Meetups and interest groups (Most meet monthly)

1.1. Tech Chicks

1.2. .NET

1.3. JavaScript

1.4. UX Iowa

1.5. Ruby

1.6. Python

1.7. Data Science

1.8. Wordpress

1.9. Health Tech

1.10. Digital media and marketing

1.11. Web designers and developers

1.12. Agile

2. Events

2.1. Weekly/Biweekly

2.1.1. 1 Million Cups Iowa City/Cedar Rapids

2.1.2. Open Coffee

2.1.2.1. CR

2.1.2.2. IC

2.1.3. Whiskey Friday

2.2. Monthly

2.2.1. TechBrew

2.2.2. Community Happy Hour

2.3. Semi-annually

2.3.1. Startup Weekend: Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

2.4. Annually

2.4.1. EntreFEST

2.4.2. Innovation Expo

2.4.3. Big Omaha

2.4.4. BarcampICR

2.4.5. i2iowa

2.4.6. Prometheus Awards

2.4.7. CBJ's Entrepreneurial Forum

2.4.8. I/OWA Conference

2.4.9. Mission Creek+Innovation

2.4.10. Hawkeye Innovation Summit

2.4.11. Workplace (R)evolution

3. Investors/Funding (Midwest)

3.1. Contests

3.1.1. Dream Big, Grow Here

3.1.2. Pitch and Grow

3.1.3. JPEC Pitch contests (students only)

3.1.4. Pappajohn Business Plan Competition

3.2. Angels

3.2.1. Plains Angels

3.2.2. Nebraska Angels

3.2.3. Gopher Angels

3.2.4. Hyde Park Angels

3.3. Venture Capital

3.3.1. Wellmark fund (Des Moines)

3.3.2. Dundee Capital (Omaha)

3.3.3. SM Captal (Iowa City)

3.3.4. Built By Iowa (Iowa City)

3.3.5. Iowa Seed Fund (Cedar Rapids)

3.3.6. Next Level VC (Des Moines)

3.3.7. CMA Ventures (Des Moines/Cedar Rapids)

3.4. Banks

4. Education and Programming

4.1. Dev/Iowa Bootcamp

4.2. Venture School

4.3. How to REALLY start a business

4.4. Kirkwood (credit and non-credit)

4.5. Iowa Startup Accelerator

5. Coworking and startup clusters

5.1. 415

5.1.1. Vault Coworking and Collaboration Space

5.1.2. Geonetric

5.1.3. Iowa BIG

5.1.4. Iowa Startup Accelerator

5.1.5. Converge Consulting

5.2. CoLab

5.2.1. Iowa City

5.2.2. Coralville

5.2.3. North Liberty

5.3. UI Campus

5.3.1. Thinc - collaboration space

5.3.2. BELL - student incubator

5.3.3. TIC - office space

5.3.4. Research Park

5.4. Cherry Building (small biz)

6. Economic development and business support

6.1. ICAD

6.2. Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

6.3. Entrepreneurial Development Center

6.4. Iowa Economic Development Authority

6.5. Small Business Development Centers Kirkwood and UI

6.6. VentureNet Iowa

6.7. Technology Association of Iowa

6.8. SCORE - mentoring

6.9. Ascent

6.10. Iowa Centers for Enterprise - includes JPEC, UIRF, etc.

6.11. Iowa State Extension

7. Stay Connected

7.1. Creative Corridor Digest

7.2. Startup Iowa Facebook Group

7.3. ICCreatives

7.4. Welch Avenue (Podcast and blog)

7.5. We Create Here

7.6. The Gazette/KCRG

7.7. Corridor Business Journal

7.8. CBS2 - especially Created in the Corridor

8. Broader business community

8.1. Arts community

8.2. Nonprofits

8.3. Retail/Small business

8.4. Large corporations

8.5. Corporate innovation

8.6. Professional associations - industry and trade

8.7. Property owners / real estate

8.8. Business Improvement districts

8.8.1. NewBo/Czech Village

8.8.2. Iowa City Downtown District

8.8.3. Uptown Marion

8.9. Local, state and federal government

9. Regional resources

9.1. Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City_

9.2. Global Insurance Accelerator (Des Moines)

9.3. NMotion (Lincoln)

9.4. StraightShot (Omaha)

9.5. Gravitate (Des Moines)