Startup Factory News

Ag Startup Engine Make Initial Investment in VetMeasure

“VetMeasure’s technology has the ability to dramatically improve an animal’s recovery rate through consistent, reliable health metrics. We’re excited to work with Ag Startup Engine because we’re confident that the harness will have an impact on animal and livestock health throughout the future,” said Kevin Maher, Founder and President of VetMeasure.

Simplifying the Complex

“Some of the best software engineers in the Midwest are coming out of Iowa State,” Vesey says. “We have access to talent and resources. The challenge for us now is keeping them in Iowa.”

The IdRamp team includes 11 employees spread between its offices in Ames and Indianola, and other locations scattered throughout the U.S and Offshore. As they continue to extract value from the curriculum and connections afforded by the Startup Factory, Vinton says they are focused on delivering a solution to producers that will help them stand apart in a crowded marketplace.

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.