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EntreFEST 2019: Announcing a new software developer track

EntreFEST is one of Iowa’s largest entrepreneurship and innovation conferences. For the past few years it has primarily focused on high-impact speakers and workshops aimed at entrepreneurs and innovators in existing companies. Previous keynote speakers include Scott Belsky of Adobe, marketing icon Seth Godin, and Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal.

As we planned the 2019 event for May 16th and 17th, the organizing team noted the large number of fast-growth startups in Iowa that are software & technology companies. To help build our region’s software development capabilities, we are adding an experimental track for software developers focused on:

To help identify and select the headlining speakers for the developer track, several local software developers joined the EntreFEST organizing team :

We are accepting applications for developer track speakers through February 11th. EntreFEST takes pride in hosting speakers from varied backgrounds, and we encourage all to apply.

NewBoCo produces the event and is deeply involved in the technology industry in Iowa, leading the state’s partnership to teach Computer Science in every school in the state, and operates Iowa’s only full-time adult code school, DeltaV, in Cedar Rapids. Our software team also helps startups develop early versions of their products and assists growing businesses scale their technology stacks.

Questions about the developer track speaker applications? Contact Jill Wilkins at

Interested in sponsoring the developer track? Contact Molly Monk at

Originally published at NewBoCo.



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Eric Engelmann

I build technology companies, invest in and mentor startups, and grow teams that can solve important problems in the world.