Applications Open for 2018

Apply now through April 2 for the 2018 cohort of the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator. Our 2018 program runs May 29 through August 30 and participating startups will work out of the Historic East Village in Des Moines, Iowa.
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.