Whether you are a business owner today or a potential business owner tomorrow, Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) is for you. Learning from more than twenty workshops covering a vast array of business topics to networking with key business players in Iowa, IES will maximize your business potential and provide you with the tools to be successful in your field of business!


2014 Underwriting Exposed:

Learning How Bankers Make Business Loan Lending Decision

If you are a new immigrant business owner with less than $10,000 in sales, you can apply to become one of four deserving contestants to win $5,000 this year at the Annual Ankeny Summit to jump start your business!

Open application period is between July 1 to August 1, 2014.

Click Here to Apply!

2014 Award Nomination:

The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit is now accepting award nominations for its 7th Annual event on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. IES will award four outstanding immigrants, community leaders and immigrant advocates. Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2014.

Click Here to Nominate

2014 Annual Summit Registration:

"Thank you for your commitment to strengthening small businesses and our communities. The hard work, innovation, and growth of Iowa immigrant-owned business will help lead all of us towards a brighter future." -- Governor Terry E. Branstad of Iowa


IES is Expanding and Coming to Your Home City

Click to view the Mini IES nearest to you!

It has been the goal of IES board members and planning team members to have a state-wide presence since its early inception. Therefore, we are very excited to announce, for the first time in IES history, the expansion of IES to four Mini-IES locations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, and Sioux City, which will be held throughout the year leading up to our seventh annual event in Ankeny on November 8, 2014.

Click here to see how Davenport Mini IES went!