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.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

A complement of the fantastic mentors to this year's cohort is a group of experienced mentors who will work in-house at the accelerator with each startup. These Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) provide focused, strategic and tactical mentoring in the area of product development, financial management, and operational strategy. They will augment the one-on-one interaction between the startups, the program's executive director, the board, investors, mentors and community members associated with the accelerator. The EIRs for this year's cohort are:

Strategy Advisor, KNL Works | Kerty Levy

Founder, c.Results | Charise Flynn

Former Interim Director | Tej Dhawan


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.