Come out and see the 2021 Fall and 2022 Spring Cohorts of the Iowa Startup Accelerator pitch their innovative business solutions! They have crafted and tuned their presentations through months of working with ISA’s educational team and network of mentors. Now, let them share the fruits of their hard work with you in this exclusive introduction to these entrepreneurs!
Be sure to hang around after to chat with the startup teams! A cash bar will be available before, during, and after the presentations.
Ryan Glick, Founder and CEO, Bryan Gill, Co-founder CTO
Groov (Clive, IA) is a web-based platform that helps residential land developers and home builders more efficiently manage properties, eliminate time-consuming manual business processes, and generate more leads.
Nathan Greuel, Founder and CEO
Haggle (LeClaire, IA) is the Airbnb for agriculture. We enable and cultivate peer-to-peer transactions between farmers to reduce ownership cost, increase passive income, and improve asset utilization. Growers can post farm assets to share, be hired to do the work, advertise services, and barter with others on things they have for things they want.
Emily Steele, Co-founder and CEO, Matt Neblock, Co-founder CFO
The Hummingbirds help companies generate awareness and sales through local social sharing. Hummingbirds are everyday community members who try a new experience and share it on social media to their own friends and followers, introducing hundreds if not thousands of people to new brands in their own community and beyond. Opposite of Instagram influencers, our Hummingbirds are your neighbors, your gym pals, and your coworkers — when they share content to their trusted audience of peers, people pay attention and take action. We are scaling from Des Moines to cities nearby.
Anna Spanton, Co-founder and CEO; John Spanton, Co-founder; Nick Osborn, COO
The Spanton Board is a revolutionary patent-pending power driven spine board that contours underneath an injured person and operates like a conveyor belt. The upper belt moves in one direction, while the undercarriage belt moves in the opposite direction creating a loading platform that minimizes movement of the patient. Its purpose is to collect and immobilize a patient with minimal movement. Its design allows for the successful lifting and securing of patients at the emergency scene, prior to transport to a medical facility. The Spanton board will initially be sold to the NFL, with plans to expand into the NHL, universities, emergency response and ambulance services, military, and high schools.
Holly Bennett, Founder and CEO; Blake Espland, Co-founder
Sprayer Mods (Iowa City, IA) upgrades farmers’ existing agricultural sprayer equipment with a camera that uses artificial intelligence in real-time to identify weeds while applying herbicides so that chemicals are sprayed only where weeds are found, this reducing herbicide use and costs by as much as 80%.
Tennis Line Call
Julien Duhautois, Co-founder and CEO
The Tennis Line Call App enhances amateur tennis player’s experience by turning their phones into an impartial AI (artificial intelligence) referee that will indicate when a tennis ball lands in or out of bounds. This patent pending solution allows users to simply start the app and place the phone on a tripod next to the net. When a call is challenged, the app will flash and sound a signal when the ball bounced out.
Don’t wait! Reserve your place now for this free exclusive first look at up-and-comers in Iowa’s startup ecosystem!
About the Accelerator
Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA), supported by ISA Ventures and powered by NewBoCo, is a unique 6-month accelerator with rolling admission and access to four distinct stages of investment for Iowa-based startup businesses. The accelerator program provides investment capital and a stage-specific bundle of resources appropriate for scaling your startup.
Companies begin the Accelerator at the Foundation stage with a $25K investment with potential for an additional $75K investment as mutually established benchmarks are achieved. Unlike most accelerators, ISA grows with companies and provides a progression of resources appropriate for each stage.