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Startup Feature: VakSea

Startup: VakSea Headquartered: Baltimore, MD Team: Mihir Pershad, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Vikram Vakharia, Chief Science Officer Bob Balcerzack, Chief Technology Officer VakSea is developing immune-boosting proteins in insect larvae to protect fish and shrimp from...

Innovation Grows Here

By Billi Hunt, Executive Director of the Cultivation Corridor As tens of thousands of farmers and ag industry professionals gather to see the latest advancements in agriculture technology at the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, this week, it makes me think...

Startup Feature: Krobel Corp

Startup: Krobel Corp Headquartered: St. Clair, MN Team: 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...

Startup Feature: AgHelp

Startup: AgHelp Headquartered: Grand Rapids, Michigan Team: Sadoc Paredes Ivan Paredes Feliciano Paredes Lori Paredes Three brothers founded AgHelp, one of the startups in the Accelerator cohort this year. AgHelp is the only mobile platform that helps agricultural...

A Day in the Life of the Accelerator

An Accelerator office is one of the most unique places to work. Five agtech startups are headquartered in Des Moines, IA for the 2018 Accelerator program, and if you were to visit, you would step right into conversations about financial projections, product testing,...

Startup Feature: U.S. Design Consultants

Startup: U.S. Design Consultants Headquartered: Woodburn, Iowa Team: Norm Robbins, President and CEO   U.S. Design Consultants landed a spot in the 2018 cohort with an innovative method of broadcast dispensing granular products via helicopter application. For cover...

Welcome

Welcome to our new blog page — your resource for the latest Accelerator news and updates from our program and startups. Please join us in welcoming our 2018 cohort! The five AgTech startups arrived May 29 in Des Moines’ historic East Village to begin their 94-day...