Middle Bit: Techstars Iowa gears up for demo day

Techstars Iowa’s demo day, the culmination of months of business development by 10 startups and their mentors, is set to take place on Wednesday, Dec. 3

Demo Day is your chance to hear from, and connect with, the 10 startups who have completed this year’s program. Rather than pitch live, Techstars participants will record short video presentations that will be available at https://www.youtube.com/user/techstarstv

You’ll hear from Managing Director, Kerty Levy, the program’s University partners, and from each of the 10 founders.

Register for the event here.

CYstarters student accelerator applications open for 2021

CYstarters is now recruiting for its sixth cohort. The 11–week intensive program gives young entrepreneurs the time, funding, network of mentors, and skill-set development to start something while at Iowa State.  

Students will receive $6,500 per individual or up to $13,000 per student team for the opportunity to spend the summer dedicated to achieving startup goals and pursuing entrepreneurial aspirations. The program is open to current and recent ISU students. 

The deadline to apply is March 8. 

ISU Startup Factory applications open until November 30

The ISU Startup Factory is now taking application for its tenth cohort.

The program is located within the ISU Research Park where entrepreneurs in the Startup Factory receive formal training, resources, and access to The ISU Startup Factory is a 52-week intensive program housed at the ISU Research Park, which provides an avenue for students, faculty and staff to create businesses. The ninth Startup Factory cohort is slated to begin on January 19, 2021. 

The deadline to apply is November 30.