HighTech Connect Iowa

Pinpointing the right resources at the right time can be a challenge for seasoned and first-time founders in Iowa…

HighTech Connect Iowa seeks to connect Iowa’s research-driven high-tech startups to relevant public + private resources and is developed in partnership with BioConnect Iowa, IASourceLink, Pitchly & VentureNet Iowa.

HighTech Connect Iowa covers 3 stages of startup development:

START HERE – Ideation to Proof of Concept: A founder or founding team working towards a proof-of-concept for their innovative idea that has not yet generated revenue.

LAUNCH – Proof of Concept to Minimum Viable Product or Launch: Companies in the initial phases of product development either pre-revenue or less than $500,000 in gross revenue.

SCALE-UP – Minimum Viable Product to Scaling: Companies that are growing their market traction and revenues for a validated product or service, have at least $500,000 in gross revenue and have obtained public and/or private funding/investment.

If you’re just starting out, two of the most important things you can do are:

Protect yourself + your idea

This is important even at the earliest stages

Find an advisor or mentor

To guide you through the startup process

Unsure where to begin? We recommend you start here: