Australia will be the first country to participate in its Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program, Cultivation Corridor announced yesterday.
Cultivation Corridor first announced the launch of the 10-day immersion program for international startups and entrepreneurs last October. The new program will bring international startups to Iowa for 10 days of experience, training and networking. The program will provide opportunities for accepted startups to learn from and connect with Iowa’s agricultural research and business leadership throughout the 10-day program.
The accepted Australian startups will be introduced to the startup community and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa, as well as to U.S. financial system and regulatory programs.
“Australia is the perfect fit for the first cohort of the Cultivo program because of the country’s strong ecosystem for developing and bringing new agricultural technologies to market,” said Judd O’Connor, Chair of the board of directors for America’s Cultivation Corridor, in an announcement. “Connecting startups with Iowa’s world-renowned researchers, industry leaders and farmers will better build and enable opportunities to introduce new technologies and services to benefit the world’s farmers and consumers.”
They will visit Iowa State University to engage with top faculty at ISU Research Park and ISU BioCentury Research Farm.
The cohort will run May 11-20 and will conclude with opportunities to meet one-on-one with U.S. investors and present their business to the investors that are part of the Cultivo program. The names of the participating companies will be announced at a later date.
Cultivation Corridor launches Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program -Oct. 18, 2019