Entrepreneurship advices

The entrepreneur were given advice about techniques about their new business plan.

Business presentation

This is the time when students present their business ideas to the public.

Business presentation

This is the perfect time to build your network and spread your idea to your target audience.

Creative presentation

If you want to reach an audience you better be creative!.

Spread the word

Students talk about their ideas, being shy is not an option!.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


MCC Alumni shines a
spotlight 'e' on E-Day 2016  

Jessica Mineart, a 2014 Muscatine Community College graduate and Muscatine entrepreneur, designed the spotlight 'e' logo for use with E-Day 2016 marketing & promotion.

Mineart will soon graduate from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo with a degree in Graphic Communications with Photography on the side and plans to hang out her shingle back in Muscatine.

Check out her blog at:  http://eyesofafarmgirl.com


Muscatine E-Day 2016


The 5th Annual Muscatine Entrepreneur Expo
returns to the Muscatine History & Industry Center
on Tuesday, May 3rd.

Mike & Diane Furlong, founders of Arden Creek Vinyards & Winery, will be the morning's featured entrepreneur guests for an intimate conversation with Muscatine Community College and area High School students studying what it takes to grow a startup business.

Students will explore small business marketing and the entrepreneurial roots of Muscatine while touring the Muscatine History & Industry Center.  At noon, students will be treated to lunch by local entrepreneur Sal Vitale's Pizzeria.  Vitale has been an E-Day favorite speaking to students about his various restaurant startup throughout the area.

Open to the public, the afternoon session will feature MCC student entrepreneurs during the Startup Challenge & Speed Round Pitch Off.  Student and community attendees have the opportunity to hear business idea pitches from 10 MCC students looking to launch their businesses ideas soon.  Attendees will vote on the three best pitches with those three entrepreneurs competing for startup bragging rights in the Startup Challenge Finals.

The Startup Challenge is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE to attend.  


Come support Muscatine's budding entrepreneurs as they prepare to launch their businsses.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

E-Day 2016

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The 4th Annual Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition kicks off this morning with Open Coffee.

Open Coffe @ The E-Center is a monthly meetup for entrepreneurs, creatives and game changers in the the Muscatine area to connect and work together for their dreams.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Football and Entrepreneurship ... what's the connection?

Nate Kaeding, University of Iowa & National Football League star and Serial Entrepreneur is the capstone speaker for the 4th Annual Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition on Wednesday, May 6th at Muscatine Community College. 

Kaeding will share his insights on how leadership, the creative mindset and a ‘can-do’ attitude are key ingredients to entrepreneurial success. He is a Founding Partner in Shorts Burger & Shine Restaurant, Tailgate (brick & mortar retail store), and Pullman Bar & Diner.  

Kaeding is set to speak about 7:15 immediately following the Startup Challenge Business Pitch Competition.  in which budding entrepreneurs will pitch their business concepts to a 'shark-tank-like' panel and the assembled public audience.  After Kaeding's talk, he will help announce he winner of the Startup Challenge.

The two-day Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition concludes on Wednesday with the Startup Challenge Reception & Exhibits, the Business Pitch Competition, and Kaeding.

MEE Startup Challenge activities take place from 5:00pm o 8:00pm in Strahan Hall & the Little Theatre at Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado Street, Muscatine, Iowa.

The public is welcome, admission is free. Click REGISTRATION  to R.S.V.P.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Meet the Startup Challenge 'Sharks' for the 4th Annual Muscatine Entrep Expo Business Competition

The 4th Annual Muacatine Entrepreneurship Exposition announces its panel of judges (sharks) for the upcoming Startup Challenge Business Pitch Competition.

John Fox, entrepreneur and owner of SignPro of Muscatine; Mel McMains, SCORE Counselor and retired HNI Corp. financial executive; and Bill Phelan, entrepreneur and retired CEO of the Greater Muscatine  Chamber of Commerce & Industry will serve as 'sharks' for the Startup Challenge Business Competition finals to be held at Muscatine Community College (MCC) May 6, 2015.

Over a dozen budding entrepreneurs from the Muscatine area will show and pitch their business ideas during the Startup Challenge Expo and networking reception held in Strahan Hall at MCC starting at 5pm.  Beginning at 6:30pm, five pre-selected finalists and on 'Peoples Choice' finalist will have an opportunity to pitch in a shark-tank style competition to Fox, McMains, Phelan and a public audience.  The Pitch Off finals will take place in the Little Theatre in MCC's Strahan Hall.

The winner of the Startup Challenge Business Pitch Competition will receive two all-access passes to EntreFest, Iowa's biggest entrepreneurship conference, free business consulting, and a startup marketing package from the E-Center.

Before announcing the winner, Nate Kaeding (UIowa & NFL Star and serial entrepreneur) will close the Expo with his talk "Startup strong with leadership, the creative mindset, and a 'can-do' attitude".

Monday, April 20, 2015

MEE15- Startup Challenge Promo