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Coralville, IA, United States, 2011/07/27 - Community, RAGBRAI riders invited to learn about area innovation - IowaCityArea.com.
The Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD Group), in partnership with iQuest, COWRK Iowa City, iccreatives.us and West Music, is hosting an Innovation Meetup on Friday, July 29, from 4 to 7 pm. outside of West Music, 1212 5th Street, in Coralville.
The Innovation Meetup was scheduled to provide the community, as well as RAGBRAI riders, information on upcoming innovation and entrepreneurial programming in the area.
“As we continue to develop a culture of innovation, we thought it was important to tell our story to those who may be unfamiliar with the region or what we’re doing,” said Joe Raso, ICAD Group President. “The RAGBRAI stop provides a perfect opportunity to showcase the great things happening here and share what we have to offer.”
The Innovation Meetup is free and includes hors d'oeuvres and an Iowa craft beer tasting from John’s Grocery. Attendees must be 21 or older and are asked to RSVP on meetup.com (search Innovation in Coralville). Due to street closings and RAGBRAI events, no on-site parking is available.
Upcoming events in the Iowa City area
• BarcampICR: August 13, 9 am., Iowa City Public Library. BarcampICR (barcampicr.com) is your chance to share what you’re working on with other local creatives, entrepreneurs, educators, techies, artists, scooter jockies, you name it. Produced by Seed Here and ICCReatives.us/.
• Iowa City Cowork/Jelly (icadgroup.com/jelly): August 18, 9 am. – 4:00 pm., Location TBA. Bring your laptop and cowork/collaborate. Free wi-fi, coffee and power provided.
• Startup Weekend Iowa City (iowacity.startupweekend.org): September 30 – October 2, U of I Pappajohn Business Building. Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend.
• TEDx Iowa City (tedxiowacity.org): November 11, 9 am. – 5 pm., HotelVetro Iowa City. The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.