Cedar Rapids Entrepreneur Program

Ceder Rapids Entrepreneurial Program small businesses

CREP is currently accepting applications for the next cohort. Contact us today!

As part of the GoDaddy's GoCommunities social impact program, GoDaddy has teamed up with Jane Boyd to equip entrepeneurs with training, tools and peer networks to accelerate their business journey and support their families.

The program is available at no cost.

Program Goals

The Cedar Rapids Entrepreneur Program (CREP) helping to break down barriers entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities face in starting, operating and running their small business in metro Cedar Rapids.

Unique Program Offerings

Location: We host programming at the Paul Engle Center, in the Wellington Heights neighborhood in Cedar Rapids.

Transportation: We partner with a community agency to provide transportation to and from the CREP.

Childcare: We provide certificated afterschool childcare with dinner and homework support.

Customized Learning Experience & Network

CREP engages entrepreneurs in hands-on, interactive trainings and workshops, connects entrepreneurs with specialized coaches and mentors, and opens doors to build other important relationships via a small business network.

CREP also provides a network of support to assist entrepreneurs in furthering their pursuit of learning business management skills and exploring financial capital. 

CREP is empowering small businesses to build strong communities.

Community Partners

GoDaddy, Horizons, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Neighborhood Transportation Services, Cedar Rapids Public Library, SCORE, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center-Kirkwood Community College, Source Link, University of Iowa-Tippie College of Business and the University of Iowa School of Social Work.



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Program Leadership

Maurice Davis
Program Coordinator

You Can Help

Our mission is to enhance the academic, emotional and social wellbeing of children and families in our diverse community with programs focused on developing successful and productive adults.

You can make a difference by partnering with Jane Boyd. Contact us to find out how.

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