About this Program
Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive, structured program for Iowa’s entrepreneurs. All companies' principal place of business must be in Iowa by the time the program begins.
The Startup Accelerator program is a 14-week, full-time residential experience for pre-revenue or very early stage startups. Up to 5 companies per cohort. Capital available: $25K for 6% equity, with $75K discretionary additional funding possible.
The Scaleup & Expansion Accelerator programs involve a 12-month commitment to work with ISA staff and mentors to build your business. Up to 5 companies in Scaleup, and 2 companies in Expansion per cohort. Capital available for Scaleup: $100-$250K; Expansion: $500K-$1M.
- Funds up to $100k per team
- Takes up to 9.0% equity
- Accepts 5 companies
Agriculture, Biotechnology, Business Products, Business Services, Chemicals and Chemical Products