Fostering an Entrepreneurial Community
Ignite Quad Cities is a community of entrepreneurs and business leaders with a vision to grow companies, jobs, and profits in the region. By promoting and connecting entrepreneurs to the resources listed below, Ignite Quad Cities helps people find their space to create, collaborate, pitch, and grow ideas in the Quad Cities.
For a full list of entrepreneurial resources available in the region click here.
Hear from experienced entrepreneurs, make valuable connections, and learn about business resources available in the region at the weekly and monthly Meetups. These free, casual gatherings offer a place to exchange ideas and learn from seasoned entrepreneurs. Learn about the Ignite Quad Cities Entrepreneurs Meetup and the Quad Cities Open Coffee Meetup.
QC Co-Lab: The Quad Cities Maker Space
The QC Co-Lab is a makerspace facility where people can gather to create, invent, collaborate, and connect with other makers. The QC Co-Lab includes dedicated project rooms of industrial and electrical workshops, a library, and A/V studio.
COWORKQC: A Downtown Workspace Community
COWORKQC is a co-working space that inspires creativity, collaboration and productivity, prompting connection and allowing individuals to build their business, perfect their craft and reach the full potential of their unique position or trade through work space, workshops, gatherings and partnerships.
Startup Grind Muscatine
Startup Grind is the world's largest a startup family full of entrepreneurs, investors, and community builders.
Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit
The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit aims to strengthen immigrant businesses of all backgrounds through professional resources and fostering collaboration.
Iowa Inventors Club
Iowa Inventor’s Club is a membership-based group that strives to disseminate and promote services, education, and networking opportunities to independent inventors.