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:
Unsure where to begin? We recommend you start here: