Many of us have great ideas for a service or product, but we just don't know where to start.
That's where the Innovation Expo comes in. The ninth annual conference was the place where suits and shirts connected, meaning potential funders and those with the ideas.
The conference drew more than 350 people to listen to folks who have been successful in the startup world, discuss hot to make an idea become profitable, and find out what makes a good pitch.
"We're really interested in capitalizing on that innovation and creating a business that can have economic impact on our state," said Innovation Expo organizer Tim Weelborg. "You have to get off your couch, out of your chair, out of your day job and get started in something like this."