Venture School is six-week bootcamp for entrepreneurs that helps reduce the risk and timeline to startup success. Through the course of Venture School, teams of entrepreneurs work to prove out their business model, ensuring the right product market fit and identifying revenue models. Through customer research and consistent real-time feedback from mentors and instructors, Venture School students identify risks and pivot their business model to maximize their likelihood of success. Venture School is available in the Quad Cities through a partnership between Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, the Quad Cities Chamber, and University of Iowa John Pappjohn Entrepreneurial Center.

Quad Cities Venture School – Spring 2017 Schedule

Application Deadline:   Monday, February 6                 

To apply:

Statewide Kick-Off Reception:

Thursday, February 23
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location TBD, Iowa City                                                  

Statewide Opening Workshop:

Friday, February 24   
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Regional Center, Iowa City                                    

Quad Cities Cohort Weekly Sessions:

EICC, Kahl Education Center
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  
326 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801                      
Tuesday, February 28
Tuesday, March 7
Tuesday, March 21
Tuesday, March 28
Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday, April 11

Quad Cities Cohort Final Pitch Off:                                  
Tuesday, April 18
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
EICC, Kahl Education Center
326 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801          

Venture School Surge Summit & Statewide Pitch Off:   

Friday, April 21
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hawkeye Innovation Expo, IMU
Iowa City, IA

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