SwineTech Inc. of Oskaloosa Wins $15K, makes Farm Bureau Finals

October 27, 2017

SwineTech Inc., an Oskaloosa-based agriculture technology startup, won $15,000 and made the four-team finals in the American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Iowans Land on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

November 30, 2017

University of Iowa and Iowa Startup Accelerator graduates Mathew Rood and Abraham Espinoza, co-founders of SwineTech were chosen as part of Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

SwineTech Wins $30K in Farm Bureau Competition

January 12, 2018

SwineTech, Inc. was selected as the American Farm Bureau Federation's Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, winning $30,000.

Startups receive funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority

March 23, 2018

Over $600,000 was awarded to seven startups by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, including SwineTech and STRATAFOLIO.


December 18, 2017

When Matthew Rooda realized the daily impact piglet deaths had on the pork industry, it was easy to see that something needed to be done. He and Abraham Espinoza joined Iowa JPEC’s Founders Club to help launch their business, SwineTech.

SwineTech Inc. Selected Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year

January 8, 2018

SwineTech Inc. of Iowa is the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, AFBF officials said today.

Eastern Iowa Entrepreneurs Featured on Forbes 30 Under 30

November 27, 2017

Three companies, two of which launched with the help of Iowa JPEC resources, have been recognized as business innovators and have been awarded a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 list.

UI spin-out business captures gold medal in Inventors Hall of Fame competition

November 6, 2017

University of Iowa spin-out company SwineTech recently won the undergraduate gold medal at the National Investors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition in Alexandria, Virginia.

AFBF Announces Top 10 Teams in 2018 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

October 23, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced the top 10 teams. SwineTech is one of the four finalists. Read more online.

US system uses sensors to reduce crushed piglets

October 18, 2017

SmartGuard, Swinetech's novel innovation, uses senor-based technology that can help reduce the number of piglets dying a s a result of crushing. Read more online.