Iowa Startup Accelerator
Mentor Network

ISA maintains the largest and most diverse network of mentors in the state of Iowa. They’re some of the best known entrepreneurs and experts in their fields in the Midwest.

We group our mentors into three categories:


Mentors available with free office hours every week during the program. You’ll get to know these mentors deeply, and they’ll work through some of the thorniest issues with you and your team.

Founder Mentors

More than 50 mentors that’ve been through it all before, these are founders or co-founders of one or more notable companies who can share their experiences – warts and all.

Expert Mentors

Mentors with a wide array of domain expertise, our 70 expert mentors will be matched with teams as needed during or after the program.