Cedar Rapids-based EDC, a business accelerator and organizer of Innovation Expo, is seeking applicants for PitchLab and Iowa Venture Capital Association’s Seed & Venture Forum at the seventh annual expo on Sept. 19 at the Coralville Marriott. The application period closes at midnight on Aug. 18. In the PitchLab, eight startups will pitch their businesses to a panel of business experts for feedback. In the Seed & Venture Forum, eight early-stage entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel of venture capital experts from across the state. The expo also features the Entrepreneur Showcase, which will feature more than 90 Iowa-based companies in all stages in a trade show format. More information is available here.