Ag Startup Engine welcomes the Ames-based startup into its portfolio.
In a release today, the Ag Startup Engine announced they have made an initial $50,000 investment in Ames, Iowa-based startup Mazen Animal Health, with a goal to revolutionize animal disease prevention with orally-delivered vaccines. Mazen’s vaccine production platform enables vaccines to be produced in corn grain which after processing can be dosed with feed for production animals or as a treat for companion animals.
Dr. Jenny Filbey, the startup’s founder and CEO, said of the investment, “Joel Harris and Ag Startup Engine have provided tremendous support to Mazen in growing our network in the Iowa community and beyond. I am thrilled to be a part of such an innovative community making a difference in agriculture.”
Mazen Animal Health is a member of the new Iowa Go-To-Market (G2M) accelerator, which provides advanced training, business resources and services to support Iowa companies developing technology-driven innovative products or services. The accelerator announced its inaugural cohort at a Feb 23 Startup Community Celebration held to honor the graduating ISU Startup Factory Cohort 8 members, introduce current cohort members, and announce the 2021 G2M Cohort.