The Ag Startup Engine is a private systematic program to fund AgTech entrepreneurs and help them towards success through mentorship and financial support. True seed investment is to get an idea into incorporation so that market size for minimum viable product can be determined, unfair competitive advantages can be articulated, and traction can be established either through customer discovery or successful government grant acceptance
The Ag Startup Engine plans to be a supportive agent in Iowa State University’s major startup initiative with the intent of making ISU a Top 5 university in startup creation. Startups are extremely important to universities, cities, counties and states because they create almost all new net jobs. ASE works in tandem with the ISU Startup Factory, ISU Pappajohn Center, and the ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative around agriculture-centric ventures and works with AgTech industries including Robotics, Animal Health, Precision Ag, Livestock Automation, and Clean Energy. Along with other related applications.
Kevin Kimle, Co-Director
2503 S. Loop Drive, Suite 5200
Ames, IA 50010