Business Accelerator

Business Accelerators were begun in 2005 and funded by the Iowa Legislature to propel Iowa’s entrepreneurial efforts into successful businesses by leveraging the expertise of experienced professionals in this arena. The full-time employees in the state’s business accelerators have substantial experience to assist new businesses reach their venture-funding and business growth goals. 161 total businesses were assisted by the expertise of those running the Iowa Business Accelerators in 2005. 79 of those businesses were directly involved in targeted industries — biosciences, advanced manufacturing and information solutions/financial services.

Some of the services available through the Accelerator include:

    • Business Plan Review
    • Strategic Planning
    • Market Planning & Analysis
    • Manufacturing
    • Operations
    • Export/Import Assistance
    • Exit Strategies
    • Succession Planning for Transition to New Owners

To meet with the North Iowa Business Accelerator, please contact the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at (641) 422-4384 for an appointment.