Iowa EdTech Accelerator

The Midwest’s First EdTech Accelerator

Iowa EdTech Accelerator is an intensive, highly focused 14-week program aimed at early stage (pre- or early-revenue) companies. Startups must be located in Iowa. The first cohort will be about five companies, and held in Iowa City, Iowa.

Key dates
  • Applications Open: Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Applications Close: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:59PM
  • Selection Decision: Monday, February 10
  • Program Start Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Program End Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 (EntreFEST)
Format

The program is a full-time commitment, requiring attendance during orientation week (March 2-7) and thereafter on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for scheduled sessions. On the other days each week, you’re working on your business priorities as needed.

Capital Provided Through ISA Ventures Fund:

$25k @ 6% equity
$75k discretionary additional funding in 90 days or later if milestones met; either 3% additional equity or Indie.vc investment model (revenue based)

Mentors-in-Residence
  • Adam Keune, Higher Learning Technologies
  • Ada Woo, ACT
Partners

Iowa EdTech Accelerator is a collaborative project led by NewBoCo, with partners including:

  • ACT and ACTNext
  • Higher Learning Technologies
  • Iowa City Area Development Group
  • Iowa Economic Development Authority
  • The University of Iowa