St. Clair, MN
Ryan Kruse, founder
Kenny Strobel, founder
Krobel Corp was founded by two high school friends on a mission to save hogs’ lives.
Krobel’s innovation addresses the inefficiencies and risks in farrowing – a sow giving birth to piglets – through a notification system that alerts producers to sows beginning to farrow in order to attend the births and ensure piglets’ survival in the first few hours.
While in The Accelerator, Krobel Corp has verified thermal imaging as the basis of the system, developed the business’ financial model and branding, conducted customer discovery, and seen extensive product development through iteration.
“Without the Accelerator, our company could not have progressed as quickly as it has. The Accelerator’s mentors and network have helped us to achieve goals that we didn’t think were possible yet. In the next few months, we expect to have a fully functional prototype. Our goal is to take our product to market next year.” (Kenny Strobel)