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 Innovations Labs, BrainSoft, Citizen Scientist, the FarmHand App, FoMA, Legov Systems Group LLC, Quantum Control Works, seedBiome, TdVib and WashWright. Program graduates Haber Technologies Inc., ETALYC and Gross-Wen Technologies Inc. were honored for cohort achievements; volunteers Jeff Paxhia, Carol Kersey and Craig Forney were also honored for contributions to the ISU Startup Factory program.
The University of Southern California was among a group of universities awarded a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to invest in and