“We’ve essentially set out to triple our efforts by doubling the investor base,” said Joel Harris, Executive Director of Ag Startup Engine (ASE). “We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done the last four years, including working with startups who have created over 140 high-tech jobs and have gone on to either exit to publicly traded strategic partners or raise over $30 million in follow-on funding. While our hypothesis to support early-stage founders seems to align with the agtech investment market, there is still more we can do.”
Kent Corporation is pleased to be part of the Ag Startup Engine’s win-win investment toward advancing animal healthcare.
AMES, Iowa, March 1, 2021 – Ag Startup Engine (ASE), at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, announced an initial $50,000 investment in Ames, Iowa-based startup Mazen Animal Health, with a goal to revolutionize animal disease prevention with orally-delivered vaccines. Mazen’s vaccine production platform enables vaccines to be produced in corn grain which after processing can be dosed with feed for production animals or as a treat for companion animals.
Dr. Jenny Filbey, the startup’s founder and CEO, said of the investment, “Joel Harris and Ag Startup Engine have provided tremendous support to Mazen in growing our network in the Iowa community and beyond. I am thrilled to be a part of such an innovative community making a difference in agriculture.”
Iowa (October 14, 2019) — Kent Corporation donated $10,000 to support a new Iowa
State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office. A ribbon
cutting on October 10 marked the grand opening of the facility, located at 1601
Plaza Place in Muscatine.
“Kent Corporation’s investment in the Iowa
State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office Remodel has
allowed us to build financial stability and programmatic capacity through the
ownership of our office,” said Krista Regennitter, County Extension Director.
Every year, more than 1 million Iowans directly
benefit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educational programs
for economic grown, healthy families, thriving communities and sustainable
environments. Kent Corporation was recognized as a Lavendar Rosette Donor for its donation.