From Mentors To Subject Matter Experts,
Put Your Expertise To Work

Supporting the next generation of startups

Startups Are Driving Economic Growth

And we’re here to help. Through a network of mentors, subject matter experts, and other community champions, Red Cedar brings together a brain trust of support that is always interacting, forming connections that change the game for entrepreneurs and startups.

Startup Connections

The right connection at the right time? Some call it luck, we call it engineered serendipity. From technical workshops and meetups to fireside chats and whiskey Friday’s, we lead specialized events designed to create interactions that scale tech-based solutions.

Driving Innovation

Innovation is at the core of what we do. Through a network of partners including cities, colleges and universities, economic development and private business, we’re driving innovation at a regional level.

Seed Fund

A new spin on venture capital, investors in the seed fund are part of a group of advisers fostering the next generation of business startups in the Cedar Valley. The fund provides investors a broad view of innovation happening across the region, and helps startups tap into the financial and intellectual capital of the group.

Mill Race Coworking

Our flexible coworking options at Mill Race give startups all the space they need to get going. In the heart of downtown Cedar Falls, startups work right alongside fellow entrepreneurs and the creative class of the Cedar Valley.

Our Champion Sponsors

Some of the entrepreneurial community’s biggest supporters, these organizations have made a significant commitment to support new startups across the Cedar Valley, helping to build the next generation of business founders.