GREATER DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is pleased to announce Iowa City-based Farrpro as the sixth startup for the program’s Class of 2017. Farrpro rounds out this year’s class and brings with it a new type of heater for farrowing facilities that creates a microclimate for piglets with the aims of reducing energy costs. In June, The Accelerator named WISRAN, PyurSolutions, Rabbit Tractors, Phenomics Labs and Hintech as the first five startups to participate in the program.

The Accelerator is also excited to announce the program’s Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs). Please join us in welcoming KNL Works Strategy Advisor Kerty Levy, c.Results Founder Charise Flynn and former interim director of The Accelerator, Tej Dhawan, as this year’s EIRs. EIRs for The Accelerator will provide strategic and tactical mentoring to each member of the 2017 class and will spend one day a week mentoring the startups throughout the 100-day incubator period.

Class begins today for the startups and mentors. The companies selected for this year’s class will receive intensive mentoring and $40,000 in seed funding, field trips to investor and mentor companies that will complement office time for holistic education, outreach, networking and presentation opportunities, as well as a graduation ceremony held during the World Food Prize on October 20.

About the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator

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.

Jana Rieker
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July 10, 2017