About the Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) Accelerator
You Have Worked on the Fundamentals, Now Work on the Essentials
Instead of taking on that journey alone, you can leverage the Iowa G2M Accelerator program for resources, connections, and guidance to ensure you’re heading in the right direction and get to market faster.
With three program starts per year, the Iowa G2M Accelerator is designed to meet you where you’re at.
As a Second-Stage Accelerator, We Help You Reach the Next Level
The eight-month program puts you in a position to grow both as a leader and a founder.
Pro Bono Business Support
Designed for High-Tech Iowa Startups
Cohort members are developing innovative, research-driven products and services in industries including biosciences, ag-tech, advanced manufacturing, and tech/software.
Throughout the program, founders:
- Define a strong go-to-market strategy
- Build on customer discovery and/or secure commercialization partners
- Refine an investor pitch aligned with their business plan
The program culminates with a Pitch Day where cohort members present to potential investors, customers, and partners.
Brought to Iowa Startups By
The Iowa G2M Accelerator is enabled by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
The People Behind the Program
President & CEO, BioConnect Iowa
Steve joined BioConnect Iowa in December 2021. He has more than 30 years of experience in public and private sectors and comes to BCI from Genus plc, a world-leading animal genetics company. Prior to Genus, he was at DuPont Pioneer in various roles over a 20-year career, leading global biotechnology and regulatory efforts, industry relations, sales and marketing planning and federal government relations. He holds a master’s degree in Agribusiness from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in Planning and Public Affairs from the University of Iowa.
Administrative Coordinator, BioConnect Iowa
Administrative Assistant, BioConnect Iowa
Director, ISU Startup Factory
G2M Accelerator Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Program Specialist, ISU Startup Factory
Managing Principal, VentureNet Iowa
Administrative Coordinator, VentureNet Iowa
Mallory handles logistics of the application submission and review process, including application review, due diligence, scheduling meetings and panelists, and preparing companies and panelists for meetings. Mallory has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Simpson College.