Prolific Author and Marketing Icon Seth Godin to Headline EntreFEST in Iowa City May 22, 2015

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EntreFEST is poised to be the largest gathering of business owners, corporate innovators, startup founders, and ecosystem builders in the state of Iowa. All EntreFEST events, including Seth Godin's keynote, will take place in nearly a dozen locations throughout the vibrant Iowa City Ped Mall.

EntreFEST Iowa City May 20-22

EntreFEST Iowa City May 20-22

EntreFEST is an exciting event that provides entrepreneurs, community developers and business leaders the chance to collaborate and learn from like-minded people.

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EntreFEST, the state of Iowa's largest business innovation conference taking place this May 20-22 in downtown Iowa City, is thrilled to announce that the headlining keynote speaker this year will be Seth Godin, and is proud to have Kirkwood Community College’s support for Seth’s visit.

Seth Godin is the author of 18 books including Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow, many of which have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which can be found here) is consistently ranked one of the most popular in the world. Seth was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013.

"Seth Godin is an icon: a prolific writer, thought leader on entrepreneurship and innovation, and possibly the nation's most sought-after business speaker. We are extremely excited to welcome him to Iowa for EntreFEST,” said Andy Stoll, Program Coordinator for EntreFEST and Co-Founder of Seed Here Studio.

"EntreFEST is an exciting event that provides entrepreneurs the chance to collaborate and learn from like-minded people,” said Kirkwood Continuing Education and Training Services Vice President, Kim Becicka. “There will be a lot of great ideas shared and discussed over this three-day experience. Kirkwood Community College is proud to support such an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs and students in Iowa’s Creative Corridor.”

Seth will be joining an impressive lineup of over 100 speakers at EntreFEST this year, which includes: Ben Milne, CEO/Founder of Dwolla; Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the U.S. Department of Commerce; Trevor Owens, Author of The Lean Enterprise; Jacquie Berglund, CEO/Founder of FINNEGAN’s Beer; Cameron Ewing, Creative Director of Facebook; Sarah Kunst, Venture Capitalist and Partner at Fortis; Patrick Riley, CEO of the Global Accelerator Network; Bruce Rastetter, CEO of the Summit Group; Dr. Terry Wahls, Author of The Wahls Protocol, and many, many more.

For a full listing of this year’s incredible list of speakers, visit http://www.entrefest.com.

EntreFEST is presented by the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, and Iowa State University along with a strong coalition of additional support from the public and private sectors.

EntreFEST, a non-profit event, is poised to be the largest gathering of business owners, corporate innovators, startup founders, and ecosystem builders in the state of Iowa. All EntreFEST events will take place in nearly a dozen locations throughout the vibrant Iowa City Ped Mall.

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