Cultivo Global Ag Innovation Program

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The Cultivo Virtual Academy is a unique opportunity hosted by America’s Cultivation Corridor for global scaleup companies preparing to enter the U.S. ag, food or bioscience market. In just six weeks, the virtual program provides an introduction to U.S. finance, regulatory, legal and market systems and makes valuable connections to Iowa leaders, researchers and farmers.

The tuition-based program is the best investment entrepreneurs can make while planning a U.S. market entry.

Applications for 2023 cohorts are now being accepted.

Why Cultivo?

Be prepared for every aspect of entering the U.S. market. Each session of the Cultivo program is led by experts who share their insights on topics that are often a roadblock for international entrepreneurs: regulatory framework, financial models, tax and employment law, and more.

Participants will also be connected with leaders with expertise specific to their business including Iowa State University researchers, farmers and industry experts.

"After having completed this program, I can say with confidence that I have much more knowledge on the U.S. ag market, whether it's the U.S. agriculture supply chain, distributors, investors, or companies operating in this field."

Sumit Verma, Reazent

The World Comes To Iowa. You Should, Too.

Iowa is the epicenter of global food and ag production and research, with industry-leading farmers, researchers and companies of all sizes. Here, you are never far from a farm field or livestock barn, providing unparalleled access to innovative producers and opportunities for product testing in a real-world environment.

And, Iowa is building the most exciting ecosystem for agriculture, food and bioscience innovators in the world. We lift each other up, share resources and collaborate.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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We’re ready to share Iowa’s ag tech resources and opportunities with qualified international scaleups. Want to learn more? Call us at (515) 864-0732 or through our contact form.