The Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) in Cedar Rapids has accepted three startups — Haggle, Groov, and Sprayer Mods — into the Spring 2022 cohort of the program.
“These three exciting startups introduce unique technologies that will transform and upgrade their respective industries”, said Alex Taylor, managing director of ISA. “Additionally these early stage businesses qualify for investment funding from ISA Ventures.”
● Groov (Clive, IA) offers an innovative SaaS solution for property developers to organize and facilitate land development and sales.
● Haggle (LeClaire, IA) has developed a unique online marketplace for farmers to barter the use and services of idle equipment with other farmers.
● Sprayer Mods (Iowa City, IA) has developed a patent-pending camera attachment for agricultural applicators to reduce the use of expensive and potentially hazardous chemicals.
ISA is a unique 6-month accelerator with rolling admission and access to four distinct stages of investment for Iowa-based startup businesses. The first three months of ISA programming are dedicated to reducing potential risks, establishing efficient and repeatable best practices, identifying sales and marketing channels, and generating early-stage revenue. The second three months are dedicated to accelerating revenue growth, planning for business expansion, and preparing founders for raising additional venture capital.
“These exceptional founders join our community of 70+ companies we’ve invested in over the past eight years. They’re building and growing innovative new technology businesses right here in Iowa”, said Eric Engelmann, General Partner at ISA Ventures.
Each of these startups, along with the three startups from the Fall 2021 cohort, will be featured in a Launch Day event that kicks off EntreFest on June 8, in Iowa City.