Iowa BIG

Cedar Rapids, IA
Dr. Trace Pickering
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Our mantra is: Trust your crazy ideas, build something you’re proud of, and join the family table. In other words, let your passions drive you to do something great and be open to building authentic relationships and teams.

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