Iowa’s Tech Funding Ecosystem
Adrienne Greenwald, Managing Principal at VentureNet Iowa, joins the podcast to discuss her work in managing Iowa’s public innovation funds and evaluating startup companies seeking state funding. She also walks through the evaluation process and why Iowa needs to invest in innovators and early-stage companies.
We also chat with Eric Engelmann, General Partner at ISA Ventures. He shares his experience building and providing resources for entrepreneurs through Iowa Startup Accelerator and ISA Ventures. He also discusses the current state of the Iowa startup ecosystem and his efforts to better connect investors with founders in rural areas to ensure opportunities are available for everybody to participate in Iowa’s tech ecosystem.