Meet Our Mentors

The success of startups in an accelerator tightly coupled with quality of its mentors. We are gratified to have such accomplished professionals serving as mentors for our startups.

Douglas Allen
FBL Financial
Director of Information Technology
Information Technology
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Chris Batdorf
John Deere
Process Coach
Marketing
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Christine Bobst
Bobst Advisors
President
Marketing and Supply Chain
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Nathan Brewer
Kent Corporation
Director, Market Research
Marketing
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Marsha Bro
Kemin Industries
General Manager, Crop Technologies
Jeff Burnison
Corteva
Director, Transformation Office
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Ben Chostner
Blue River Technology
VP of Business Development
Marketing
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Dan Cosgrove
Growers Edge Financial
Chief Strategy Officer
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Micah Craven
Integrity Communications
President
Marketing
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Dave Dvorak
Seprio
Chief Client Advocate
Jamee Amundson Eggers
Iowa Pork Producers Association
Producer Education Director
Marketing
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Angela Ellis
Principal
AVP
Technology, Marketing
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Rachel Geilenfeld
Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Public Relations Manager
Marketing
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Nathan Heinrich
John Deere
Manager, Precision Ag Product Marketing
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Corey Jansen
Essentia Protein Solutions
President
Dave Kurns
Meredith Corp.
Editorial Content Director
Marketing, Media Industry
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Matt Kurtz
Corteva
Global Seed Technology Director
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Kerty Levy
OTGW, LLC
President
Marketing
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Gustavo Lichtenberger
DLL Group
VP Global Strategic Marketing
Marketing
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Wheaten Mather
Strategic America
Director of Strategy and Insights
Marketing
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Daniel McCue
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Marketing
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Mick Messman
Greenlight Biosciences
Chief Commercial Officer
Marketing
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Keith Newhouse
Self-Employed
Marketing
Marketing
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Marc Reifenrath
Spinutech
President
Marketing
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Niki Reynolds
Associated Computer Systems (ACS)
Marketing Director
Technology, Marketing
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Charlie Schafer
Agri Drain Corp.
President
Marketing
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Justin Schoen
Emerge Growth
Managing Partner
Marketing
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Herman So
Grain Processing Corporation
Vice President Enterprise Innovation
Marketing
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Katie Stanhope
Self Employed
Marketing-Communications Consultant
Marketing
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Brian Thuesen
John Deere
Manager - Business Development
Marketing
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Jeff Woods
Alliant Energy Transportation, Inc.
Director - Business Development & Marketing