You’ve got an idea. Now let’s make it a reality. 

Whether you want to pitch your newest idea, or you need resources to get your business off the ground, the ICAD team is here to help you along the way. The Iowa City Area is consistently ranked as a great place to both start a business and to live. Our community is thriving with entrepreneurs, startups, and is home to many corporate headquarters. 

The Iowa City Area has several incubator spaces for local entrepreneurs including MERGE in downtown Iowa City, CoWork @ 808 in Coralville, and the ICCoLab in North Liberty. Additionally, our area hosts weekly 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend, Entrefest, and other events targeted to entrepreneurs and startups. Iowa City has also been ranked as the 2nd Best City for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine!


Liz Hubing

Phone: (319) 354-3939

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How To Start

How To Start

Don’t know where to get started? We can, and want, to help! Whether you’re a small business or scaling startup, we can help guide and get you connected to local available resources.

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ICR Resources

ICR Resources

ICR IOWA is the regional economic development organization serving the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) metro. Looking to get connected with people, resources, or work space? We’ve got you covered!

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Connect with a Mentor

Connect with a Mentor

We support new business activity including company formation and job creation. We have a pool of mentor volunteers that would love to help you navigate entrepreneurship in the Iowa City area.

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Coworking & Incubation

Coworking & Incubation

Iowa City Area Development Group owns and operates three co-working and incubation locations: MERGE, CoWork@808, and IC CoLab. Each location offers amazing perks and benefits. Call for a showing today!

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