2018 Cohort Announced

We are pleased to announce the five startups selected for the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator's 2018 cohort. Learn more about their innovations in agtech here
Focused Acceleration
in a CRITICAL industry.

Grow your AgTech company along with the industry's leaders.

Accelerate your success

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, based in Des Moines,Iowa, is a mentor-led accelerator focused on AgTech innovations. Led by innovators and leaders in several areas of agriculture, The Accelerator seeks startups ready to change the status quo.

We actively seek to work with innovative startups building
for the AgTech industry.

Program Highlights

$40K cash investment for 6% equity
Founder-friendly term sheet with common stock, no board seat and no preferences
1:1 individual meetings with mentors from within the industry
Go beyond the demo day by being a part of the World Food Prize
"Field Trips" into regional Ag innovators
Typical accelerator perks (hosting, marketing tools, etc)
Subsidized (~90%) of housing

The 2018 program runs May 29, 2018 through August 30, 2018. Founders need to be in Des Moines during a significant majority of the program, working from Accelerator offices.


In honor of National Agriculture Week,the Accelerator hosted its first ever AgTech Day on Friday, March 23. Read about the activity and the six startups who participated.