CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – Nearly a dozen eastern Iowa entrepreneurs are pitching their startup ideas to help bring their dreams to fruition.

The business creators are participants in the Cedar Rapids Entrepreneur Program. It’s a partnership through Go Daddy and Jane Boyd. The organizations bring resources and assistance to eastern Iowans needing help getting their business ideas started.

Anthony Brathwaite is one of the entrepreneurs. He wants to develop a climate controlled indoor training facility for dog owners to self-train their dogs.

“It’s really about the community, and bringing the community in together ,so we can all be responsible dog owners together. As well as get them together to participate in events like dock diving, weight pulling, and wall climbing. Some of the more nontraditional events, but are very healthy and positive for the dog experience,” Brathwaite said. “I want to make it more convenient. I’ve never seen anything like it in Cedar Rapids, and I want to make it possible to start here.”

He and the other entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas in front of program leaders, small business owners, and the public at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public at the Four Oaks Bridge Dummermuth Intergenerational Center.

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