Save the date! StartupIowa will be hosting its second Iowa Startup Fair at various spots around the state in early September. The event will kick off in Des Moines on Sept. 11. The Iowa Lakes area will participate with its Iowa Lakes Corridor Innovation Pavilion at the Clay County Fair, Sept. 8-16. The event will finish up with the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area on Sept. 18 during the Innovation EXPO on Sept 18 at the Marriott in Coralville.

The inaugural Iowa Startup Fair, held Jan. 31, drew more than 400 visitors across the state. Designed to create valuable connections between the startup and broader business communities, the free event included exhibits from more than 100 startups in four regions across the state (Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Pella, and Cedar Falls).

Exhibitor information will be released in the coming weeks. If your company would like to participate, please contact the local representatives for each region.

The Des Moines area event is happy to have the support of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Downtown Chamber of Commerce.