The Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) Accelerator has announced the three startups that will participate in its third cohort.
The following companies have been accepted into the June 2022 G2M cohort:
- Janas Materials (Ames) — Janas Materials is developing sustainable technology for the coating industry, including a type of additive that can help commercial water-based wood stains improve color consistency and ease of application.
- NanoSpy, Inc. (Ames) — NanoSpy develops a rapid detection biosensor platform with application in food tech, ag tech and animal/human health.
- Zymosense, Inc. (Ames) — Zymosense enables rapid and accurate enzyme characterization for researchers discovering next-generation biocatalysts in pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture.
“Growing a research-driven business takes support,” said BioConnect Iowa President and CEO Steve Brody in an announcement. “We’re proud to partner with ISU Startup Factory, VentureNet Iowa and Iowa G2M’s support network to help these companies continue their growth beyond the accelerator stage, and connect them with more resources.”
The accelerator is specifically designed to support Iowa companies developing technology-driven innovative products or services that have participated in another incubator, accelerator, or business assistance program, but could benefit from additional focused, customized guidance getting to market.
“I am excited to see these three companies join G2M as they continue their commercialization journey bringing university-funded research to the marketplace,” said Peter Hong, director of the ISU Startup Factory. “Each company validated their business hypothesis during their participation in the ISU Startup Factory incubator and developed an executable business model around it. Building a company around innovating deep tech is no small task, but the G2M team will meet each venture where it is at and provide access to the resources and mentoring to move these companies to scale-up, investment, and revenue.”
The G2M Accelerator now offers three start dates each year, in February, June, and October. Registration is now open for the fourth cohort set to begin in October. Cohort members will participate in group workshops, receive one-on-one mentorship and benefit from pro bono business support in a range of areas, including law, finance, branding, marketing, HR and recruiting. For more information or to apply, visit iowag2m.org.