Our Program


We Are Not Your Typical Accelerator

Launched in 2016 by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Cultivation Corridor, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is designed to build upon one of the region’s key industries —agriculture— and Greater Des Moines’ success in advancing startups and technology through its many resources available to entrepreneurs. The program fosters innovation and helps Central Iowa continue to be one of the top regions in the nation for startup companies. 

Program Highlights

$40,000 seed funding for a 6% equity position in the startup

Program runs from July 8th, 2020 to October 16th, 2020

Access to experienced mentors across many areas of the ag industry

Tours of investor and mentor companies for holistic education, outreach, networking, and presentation opportunities

Provided office space in the Historic East Village of Des Moines, Iowa
Subsidized housing provided at a nearby extended-stay facility

Opportunity to present at Demo Day

Startup-friendly term sheet with common stock, no liquidation preferences, no board seat, and limited preemptive provisions

Are You the Future of AgTech Innovation?

Application profile is already set up through Gust? Submit Gust application here.