Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program
A launchpad for international agricultural startups and entrepreneurs.
In 2021, we launched Cultivo™ Virtual Academy, a six-week fee-based program where international startups meet online for 2.5 hours each week with mentors and interact with Iowa’s agricultural leaders, startup community, researchers, and farmers. The online curriculum focuses on assisting food and ag startups with U.S. market entry, regulatory systems, customer perspectives, business alliances, and financing, all facilitated by industry leaders.
About Cultivo Virtual Academy
The Cultivo Virtual Academy is a six-week fee-based ($1850 USD) program where international start-ups can meet online with mentors and interact with Iowa’s agricultural leaders, startup community, researchers, and farmers. The online curriculum will focus on assisting food and ag startups gain awareness of U.S. market entry, regulatory systems, customer perspectives, business alliances and financing, all facilitated by industry leaders.
Upon successful completion of the program, cohort participants will be eligible to attend an in-person Cultivo event based out of Des Moines, Iowa, currently slated for 2022.
The program is hosted via our Virtual Academy Hub, an online platform for learning and engagement. The curriculum covers the following topics via weekly interactive sessions:
Upon successful completion of the program, cohort participants will be eligible to attend an in-person week-long Cultivo event based out of Des Moines, Iowa, currently slated for 2022.
Meet the members of our first cohort.
By sharing Iowa’s spirit and entrepreneurial ecosystem with the world, Cultivo will shape the future of food and fuel.
Cultivo In-Person In-Iowa
In 2022, all participants who successfully completed a cohort session will be invited to attend an in-person experience based out of Des Moines, Iowa, providing the opportunity to meet their networks in person. America’s Cultivation Corridor will also provide on-farm engagement, a day at Iowa State University, and interactions with our global industry leadership right here in Iowa.
"The Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program is a fantastic opportunity to connect Australian agtech startups with the U.S. Midwest. We are thrilled to participate in this program."John Harvey, Managing Director, AgriFutures Australia
Cultivo is ready to share Iowa’s agtech resources and opportunities with international startups to help them grow and thrive. If you are interested in getting involved by sponsoring Cultivo or being a part of an international cohort, contact us via phone at (515) 864-0732 or through our contact form.
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