IOWA VENTURE SCHOOL (FALL)
Oct
10
to Nov 21

IOWA VENTURE SCHOOL (FALL)

REGISTRATION CLOSED - FALL COHORT IN SESSION!

Ready to take your new business idea to the next level or expand your existing business? Register for the Spring Cohort - starting up in February 2020!

During the 7-week program, the Iowa Venture School program uses the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps curriculum, real-world experimentation, customer discovery, and the Lean LaunchPad methodologies to help you test your ideas, create a solid business model, and launch your startup. While in the program you and your team will have access to connect with entrepreneurs, mentors, and resources across the state that will be invaluable to helping your startup grow and scale.

There is no better way for you to evaluate your business idea, receive expert guidance, and find the support you need - all through a program that fits your busy life.

COST: $300-500 per business team, ask for details (scholarships available)

DATES: Thursday Nights - Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, and 21

SPONSORED BY DUPACO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

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DISCOVERY LAB INNOVATION SESSION
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

DISCOVERY LAB INNOVATION SESSION

We engage a diverse group of community stakeholders to help us think about how to evolve our programs and meet our community’s needs.

WE WANT YOU TO PARTICIPATE!

At each innovation session, we lead participants through our signature IDEAdash innovation process, which is a fun, hands-on opportunity for YOU to unleash your innovation and help us develop new opportunities, solve challenges, and create impact.

Each innovation session is FREE and includes fun prizes for the best ideas! This event is geared towards adults and young adults.

A Community IDEAdash is a 3-hour service-learning opportunity unlike any other. You get to experience a proven innovation process while helping us create actionable ideas for our Discovery Lab!

You’ll experience our IDEAdash innovation process that we use to help companies like John Deere, Alliant Energy, Hodge, and MercyONE engage their teams and create actionable ideas for challenges related to product line profitability, retention/recruitment, and community engagement.

Learn more about our Innovation Services

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COLLEGE INNOVATION SERIES - DUBUQUE
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

COLLEGE INNOVATION SERIES - DUBUQUE

CONNECTING TOMORROW’S INNOVATORS

The College Innovation Series is a 1-day service-learning opportunity unlike any other. You will not only get to experience a proven innovation process, but you will also create actionable solutions that improve their community, engage with other talented college students from throughout the region, and build their professional network.

The College Innovation Series is for students of any school, any year and any degree. It utilizes Creative Adventure Lab’s proven IDEAthon model, which is a 1-day innovation process designed to be high energy and fun. There are even opportunities for students to win prizes for great ideas and everyone receives lunch & snacks throughout the day.

Creative Adventure Lab uses the IDEAthon model to help companies like John Deere, Alliant Energy, Hodge, and MercyONE engage their teams and create actionable ideas for challenges related to product line profitability, retention/recruitment, and community engagement.

More About IDEAthon

Get a taste of IDEAthon for yourself. Check out this video from an IDEAthon that helped Arts & Culture nonprofits in Dubuque.

Here’s what people say about IDEAthon!

"It’s not just about talking. It’s about applying processes to foster real innovation and collaboration." MARK DICKSON - General Manager, John Deere Dubuque Works

“I thought the process was fantastic and the facilitation was led in a great way to spur as many ideas as possible.” KURT STRAND - President & CEO, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

“The Creative Adventure Lab team is amazing. They helped us unleash employee innovation, solve key challenges, and create real value” JULIE BAUER, Executive Director, Alliant Energy Foundation

REGISTER TODAY!

College Innovation Series 2019-2020 Schedule

IDEATHON DUBUQUE - STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Fall 2019 date: November 9th at Creative Adventure Lab

IDEATHON CEDAR RAPIDS - FOOD INSECURITY

Winter 2020 date TBD* location TBD*

IDEATHON MADISON - WORKFORCE DIVERSITY

Spring 2020 date TBD* location TBD*

*As dates & times are finalized we will update our website and Facebook events!

REGISTER YOUR COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY TODAY

Your school can participate by completing a school registration, promoting the Innovation Series to your students, and supporting a small portion of the cost.

You’ll need to identify an innovation champion, who will work with us to engage students and ensure a positive experience for your school.

The cost to participate is $500, which allows up to 20 students from your school to participate.*

Register your college by contacting Eric Dregne at Creative Adventure Lab via email: eric@creativeadventurelab.org.

The College Innovation Series is powered by Alliant Energy and supported by The McDonough Foundation.

THEIR SUPPORT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR YOUR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TO ATTEND.

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