The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is extending the deadline for applications to its annual AgTech Startup Program from March 31 to May 1, the accelerator announced this week. The board also announced a new member, Grant Kimberly, who serves as the senior director of market development for the Iowa Soybean Association and as executive director of […]

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is extending the deadline for applications to its annual AgTech Startup Program from March 31 to May 1, the accelerator announced this week. The board also announced a new member, Grant Kimberly, who serves as the senior director of market development for the Iowa Soybean Association and the executive director of […]

Gross-Wen Technologies Inc. cofounder and president Martin Gross is the winner of the 2020 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year award, named by America’s SBDC Iowa. The award honors an Iowa entrepreneur who has been in business a minimum of three years and has been significantly assisted by the Iowa Small Business Development Center. Gross […]

Australian entrepreneurs will join the inaugural 2020 cohort of the Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program hosted by America’s Cultivation Corridor, a partnership program announced in October to host startups from a single targeted country each year. The names of participating companies have not yet been announced. Cohort members will travel to Iowa for a 10-day […]

Jim Towey, president of Onset, will join the board of directors of the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, the organization announced this week. Towey most recently served as a mentor for the accelerator, helping past participants develop their business ideas and build their storytelling skills to gain support for innovations. Based in Cape Cod, Mass., Onset is […]

Nominations are open through Feb. 7 for the 2020 Iowa Biotech Leader Award, to be presented March 11 at the annual Partnering for Growth conference, hosted by the Iowa Biotechnology Association. The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership, innovation and advocacy in advancing Iowa’s biotechnology industry. Partnering for Growth will be held […]

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator opens its application process on Monday to global agtech startups for the 2020 cohort. The accelerator, which hosts office space in the East Village, selects up to six global ag startups to spend 100 days of networking and mentoring in Des Moines. Applications will be closed on March 30, and the […]

Ag Leader Technology Inc. is joining the Iowa State University Research Park as a tenant and strategic partner, ISU Research Park President Rick Sanders said in a press statement. Ag Leader Technology Inc. manufactures and markets precision farming technology for farm management, machine guidance, application and harvest technology and water management.

The National Academy of Inventors is adding Iowa State University researchers Balaji Narasimhan and Guru Rao to its roster of academy fellows, ISU announced this week. Narasimhan is the director of ISU’s Nanovaccine Institute, and Rao is an associate vice president for research with focus in engineering proteins for nutritional enhancement of crops. Narasimhan and […]