ISU Startup Factory announces its tenth cohort

The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced this month its tenth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the Iowa State-based program. The following are the names of the nine participating startups in the tenth cohort. FRUGI BIOTECHNOLOGY Founded by Jared Dopp, Frugi Biotechnology is a paper-based diagnostic that uses synthetic biology to detect pathogens. MACROLEI TECHNOLOGIES Founded by Nacu […]

Six named for spring Iowa Startup Accelerator 

Six businesses will join NewBoCo’s Iowa Startup Accelerator as part of its spring program. The six companies will be Steel Therapeutics of Iowa City, Presaj of Cedar Rapids, Lotus Razors of Ames; Curbicus of Clear Lake; and Stagerie and Sevelyn, both of Clive. “Diversity seems to be a theme with this year’s cohort,” Managing Director […]

Three ISU students launch startups in entrepreneurship accelerator program

Three Cyclone Engineering students are building new, innovative businesses this summer as members of the 2020 CYstarters cohort. CYstarters is an 11-week program giving Iowa State students with a passion for entrepreneurship the funding, skill development and mentorship to start their business while still in school. Benjamin Thompson, a junior in mechanical engineering, teamed up with […]

ISU Startup Factory accepts 11 teams into its ninth cohort 

The Iowa State University Startup Factory today announced its ninth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the Iowa State-based program. Ten teams joined the program, along with one honorary member selected to participate. The program started on June 25 with a virtual kick-off reception. Cohort members, program staff, mentors, advisors, and investors joined the virtual ceremony held to celebrate […]

U Iowa CCOM gap funding supports 3 medical innovation projects

Three University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty and staff have received gap funding for innovative translational research projects that potentially could lead to new, commercially viable medical devices or technologies. Following are summaries of the funded projects: Brad Van Voorhis, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology Development of uterine balloon $60,000 ($50,000 gap […]

ISU Startup Factory announces eighth cohort

The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced its eighth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the program this week. Eleven teams joined the program, with an evening kick-off held Jan. 16 at the ISU Alumni Center. More than 100 individuals attended the reception, which also honored past and graduating cohort members. This year’s cohort startups are: AeroSeeder LLC, AgTech […]

ISU Startup Factory announces twelve new teams for its sixth cohort 

The ISU Startup Factory has announced its sixth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the Iowa State-based program. Twelve teams joined the program, starting with an evening kick-off reception held Thursday evening at the ISU Alumni Center, followed by a full day of programming Friday at the Startup Factory’s space at the Iowa State University Research Park. Startups accepted into […]

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Accepting Applications for its 2019 Cohort

Are you an early-stage ag tech company looking for resources and support to help get your idea, intellectual property, or prototype off the ground? If so, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator (IATA) wants to hear from you. The cohort recently announced it is accepting applications for its 2019 program, which is scheduled to run from May 28 to August […]

Boeing promises Iowa State $6 million for engineering, innovation | The Gazette

The Chicago-based Boeing Company — known worldwide for designing, making, and selling airplanes, rockets, and missiles — has committed $6 million to Iowa State University in hopes of enhancing the educational experience for its students, especially those eyeing engineering paths. A large chunk of the Boeing gift will support construction of Iowa State’s evolving Student […]