Tech Meets Politics in Cedar Rapids


This afternoon, Engine, in partnership with the Technology Association of Iowa, is hosting the first ever Presidential Tech Town Hall. We’ve invited presidential candidates to address over 200 entrepreneurs, technology leaders, and caucus-goers in Cedar Rapids. Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and Gov. Martin O’Malley will join us to share their platforms for supporting technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

Iowa is not only the first state to hold primary elections on February 1, but it’s also home to a vibrant technology and startup community. Major industry leaders including Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft all have offices in Iowa. Norand Corp, now part of Intermec in Cedar Rapids, developed the core technology for Wi-Fi. Entrepreneurs in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids are also building new startups every day.

What will the presidential contenders have to say to these tech-savvy and entrepreneurial-minded caucus-goers? You can join the conversation on Twitter at #IowaTech2016 and follow along by watching the livestream starting at 4pm CT at