Startup Factory News

Tractor Zoom bridges farmers and machinery auctioneers

The following article originally appeared on May 14, 2019 via Silicon Prairie News. By Laura Neesen Tractor Zoom is the creator of a platform designed to digitally connect farmers with equipment auctioneers across North America. Founder Kyle McMahon grew up in...

Zach Kowalik wins Pitch Competition at YEC19

The following article was originally posted on April 29, 2019 via Clay & Milk. By Jake Slobe 30 startups pitched during the Young Entrepreneur Convention 2019 (YEC19) last Thursday in hopes of taking home the top prize. Here were the six finalists that made it to...

Iowa State-based HomePainter wins 2019 Startup Ames Pitch Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAMES, Iowa (April 26, 2019) — Iowa State University Startup Factory today announced that cohort six team HomePainter won first place and $2,500 in the Startup Ames Pitch Competition held as part of the 2019 Ames Seed Capital annual meeting April 23 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames.The competition featured several Iowa State University and other local, early-stage startups. The companies pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges, vying for prizes totaling $5,000.

Kimle Aquaculture is simplifying aquaculture production systems

The following article was originally posted on April 18, 2019 via Clay & Milk.By Jake SlobeA new company in Ames is looking to simplify the way aquaculture facilities operate.The company, Kimle Aquaculture, is developing an aquaculture system that lowers energy requirements and capture of nitrogen, phosphorus and CO2.Kimle Aquaculture is based around Gross-Wen Technologies‘ patented wastewater treatment technology, known as the revolving algal biofilm system, Jackson Kimle, co-founder and General Manager of Kimle Aquaculture told Clay & Milk.

N-Sense spotlighted at University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill

AMES, Iowa (April 17, 2019) — Iowa State University Startup Factory today announced that cohort three team N-Sense, LLC was selected through a highly competitive process to present at the University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase held April 10 on Capitol Hill. Hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities, the event spotlighted 20 startups from across the nation that have created products and services using federally funded, university-based research.