Accelerators

Techstars Iowa Accelerator

Techstars’ first Iowa accelerator, this program focuses on startups addressing innovations across a broad technology landscape.

Des Moines, Iowa

Hybrid Program
This program is running virtually with some optional in-person events.

Jan 19th, 2021

Applications Open

Apr 7th, 2021

Final Deadline

Jul 19th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Oct 14th, 2021

Demo Day

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"Be brave and challenge yourself to do things before you think you’re ready."

Kerty Levy, Managing Director
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The Team

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Kerty Levy
Managing Director
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Ben McDougal
EIR / Ecosystem Development

Partners

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"We are thrilled to mentor entrepreneurs through Techstars. Helping innovators move from idea to enterprise is a very rewarding experience."
David Hensley
Executive Director, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at University of Iowa and Techstars mentor
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"Being a mentor for Techstars Iowa allows me to give back to the community and connect with entrepreneurs who are building the future of our economy."
Kate Lyon
General Counsel fo EcoTech, Inc. and Techstars mentor

Mentors

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"Entrepreneurs appreciate the perspectives we bring to their startups having experienced many new product and market launches ourselves."
Jason Andringa
CEO of Vermeer and Mentor for Techstars Iowa
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"Entrepreneurs appreciate the perspectives we bring to their startups having experienced many new product and market launches ourselves."
Jason Andringa
CEO of Vermeer and Mentor for Techstars Iowa
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"Today's technology foundation is as prevalent in Iowa's agriscience businesses as in pure technology, bioscience, advanced analytics, and aerospace.  This is the place for inventive entrepreneurs!"
Tej Dhawan
Chief Data Officer for Principal Financial Group and mentor for Techstars Iowa
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"My time at Grinnell College, as a student and presently as an alumnus engaged with student entrepreneurs, makes working with Techstars Iowa especially impactful."
Robert Gehorsam
Advisor at Amplio and mentor for Techstars Iowa
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"I love working with founders to help them keep moving forward while they’re in the troughs and to leverage the momentum while they’re on a roll."
Sandra McQueen
Cofounder of Canvas Technology and Mentor for Techstars Iowa

Companies

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