Find Answers to Your Questions About the Iowa G2M Accelerator

What is the Iowa Go-to-Market (G2M) Accelerator?

We are Iowa’s only follow-on accelerator for research-driven, high-tech companies looking for continued support. The program is designed for companies developing innovative products or services.

The program is managed and supported by BioConnect Iowa, Iowa State University Startup Factory, and VentureNet Iowa.

Do I qualify to apply to join the program?
You are eligible to apply for the Iowa G2M Accelerator if:

  1. You are based in Iowa
  2. You are developing innovative, technology-driven products or services
  3. You have completed an accelerator or formal development program

We invite founders at all stages to apply if they meet these requirements.

What does the program entail?

During the program participants are paired with a seasoned, industry-specific mentor, meet for monthly workshops, and are able to receive pro bono business support from local service providers.

Learn more about milestones participants achieve during their time in the Iowa G2M Accelerator.

What is the time commitment?

The program runs for eight months. Much of the pace is founder-driven, as cohort members meet monthly for group workshops and work independently to make progress on their business, connect with their mentor, and call on service providers.

This schedule, along with three start points per year, allows founders to continue to work on their businesses full-time.

Does the Iowa G2M Accelerator take equity in participating companies?

No, we do not take equity in cohort member companies.

When do applications open?

We are currently accepting applications for the February 2022 start. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the 3 annual start dates: February, June and October.

When is the next program start date?

The next Iowa G2M Accelerator start date is in February 2022, with additional start dates in June and October 2022.

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