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Quad Cities Resources
Quad Cities Chamber Entrepreneurial Community
Fostering an Entrepreneurial Community. Ignite Quad Cities is a community of entrepreneurs and business leaders with a vision to grow companies, jobs, and profits in the region.
Learn about where to find local entrepreneurial meetups and plug into the extensive network for makers, creators, and idea-oriented movers and shakers all over the QC!
QC Co-Lab & Maker Space!
The QC Co-Lab is a makerspace established in March of 2010 to promote the sciences, technology, engineering, art, and music. The Quad Cities, a five-city metropolitan region situated on the Mid-east Iowa / Northwest Illinois border, is full of a rich artistic culture complimented with a budding technical sector to compliment large centers of industry. The makerspace makes it home near the mighty Mississippi River containing dedicated project rooms including industrial and electrical workshops, library, a classroom and AV studio.
The QC Co-Lab facility is open 24-hours a day 7 days a week to dues paying members of the organization. The QC Co-Lab is available for non-members as well for special events, workshops, and tours can be arranged. Tuesday nights are our regular “Hack Nights” where we invite all members to come work on their projects together to have a second pair of eyes, or just have fun.
•2,000 sq ft of coworking & collaboration & selective event rental
•Large Conference Room that can be divided into 2 smaller rooms
•Telephone Booths for private phone calls
•5 small offices that accommodate teams of 2-3
•Full-time & part-time membership levels available
Quad Cities Open Coffee Meetup
Quad Cities Open Coffee meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 8 - 9:00 a.m. coworkqc hosts our Open Coffee group each month, located at the corner of 2nd and Brady in Davenport. This is a casual gathering of entrepreneurs and early stage businesses sharing challenges and best practices to validate and grow their businesses.
Thanks to Atomic Coffee, who is our coffee sponsor.
hanks to coworkqc for being our location sponsor.
And thank you Northwest Bank & Trust, our title Ignite Quad Cities sponsor.Ignite Quad Cities is an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Quad Cities region.
Ignite Quad Cities Entrepreneur Meetup
This group is for anyone that is, or aspires to be an entrepreneur starting a business venture. Join us whether you have an idea, your business is just beginning, or you are up and running and would like to collaborate with other entrepreneurs and business owners. Mentor or be mentored. Bring your device and work side by side, or just come to chat.
Ignite Quad Cities is an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Quad Cities region.
TechBrew is a casual networking event for entrepreneurs, educators, technologists, business people and government professionals.
TechBrews are hosted monthly in communities across Iowa:
Central Iowa - Des Moines and Ames
Eastern Iowa - Iowa City and Cedar Rapids
Cedar Valley - Cedar Falls and Waterloo
North Iowa - Mason City and Clear Lake
Quad Cities - Davenport and Bettendorf