South Central Opportunities: Promoting Entrepreneurs

Presentation by Mo Collins • • 319-215-2596 • [email protected]

Mo Collins is an international trainer serving communities and organizations in building ecosystems around entrepreneurs. Collins served in progressive, senior-level roles at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for nearly two decades.

Under her leadership, UNI launched Iowa’s inaugural entrepreneur conference (EntreFest), built the first online community serving rural entrepreneurs at MyEntre.Net, launched the Iowa Business Concierge services and created the state’s Dream Big Grow Here online contests.

Many of these were scaled and/or licensed earning personal and professional awards from the International Economic Development Council, the University Economic Development Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, the Technology Association of Iowa, the Midwest Economic Development Council and multiple awards from the Association of Small Business Development Centers.