Networking Event Expands to Include Entrepreneurs, Builders

Northwest Iowa BizBrew Launches as Areas Premier Networking Event 

SPENCER, Iowa  StartupCity Spencer and the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation are excited to announce the launch of Northwest Iowa BizBrew, an informal networking event focused on bringing together entrepreneurs, business people and creatives. 

We saw a great turn-out with the Technology Association of Iowas TechBrew event series, said Leann Jacobsen, StartupCity Spencer Co-founder. However, we felt that there were certain groups of people that were being left out that could certainly bring a new and fresh perspective to the conversation.

Focused networking events like the Northwest Iowa BizBrew series have caught fire across the state. This is not your average networking event – Northwest Iowa Biz Brew is about meeting other business people who share the mindset of building communities, companies and launching big ideas.

Strong relationships were made among local entrepreneurs, inventors and small business owners through Club-E networking events, said Brian Dalziel, Senior Vice President of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. Through our partnership with StartupCity Spencer in launching BizBrew, we will expand access to networking events for more individuals in the Corridor region.

What: Northwest Iowa BizBrew event launch
When: Tuesday, February 10
Time: 5-6:30pm
Where: StartupCity Spencer (24 West Park Street; downtown Spencer next to The Bear)
Cost: Free to attend
RSVP: Online at

Northwest Iowa BizBrew will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 5-6:30pm at StartupCity Spencer.

About StartupCity Spencer: StartupCity Spencer is a startup incubator and collaborative workspace in the Iowa Lakes Corridor. It addresses the business development needs of early-stage firms that need mentoring, education and space to grow into viable companies. The incubator represents best-in-class rural economic development that leverages the areas unique attributes and opportunities with statewide alliances. It also provides a visible demonstration of technology and innovation occurring in the region, and gives entrepreneurs in Northwest Iowa a supportive environment to grow their companies locally (

About the Iowa Lakes Corridor of Development: The Iowa Lakes Corridor is a one-stop-shop for economic development in the counties of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet. The Corridor assists new and established entrepreneurs to plan and grow businesses, focusing on clients with high growth opportunities. Additionally, the Corridor proudly promotes entrepreneurship programs at all age levels, starting with Junior Achievement in elementary level classrooms through entrepreneurship workshops for established businesses and entrepreneurs (