Start-Up Resources

The State of Missouri is committed to providing incentives and financing for start-ups in the biosciences industry. Below are links to programs and resources that are of interest to companies like those in the biosciences industry.

Missouri Technology Corporation

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) is a public-private partnership, working collaboratively to foster entrepreneurship and the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies.  MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri's rich history in agriculture.  The organization provides leadership and makes strategic investments that help entrepreneurs create and grow technology-based Missouri businesses.  MTC funds several programs across the state including the Missouri IDEA Fund and the Missouri Technology Incentive Program.  

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Innovation Centers

The Missouri Innovation Center Network is a major statewide resource for commercializing Missouri innovations.  Missouri innovation centers work closely with their associated universities and are primarily targeted to develop high-growth advanced technology companies. Innovation Centers provide specialized facilities, access to capital, technical and business experts, resources and specialized service providers during the early stages of the development of new technology-based business ventures.  

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Incubator Network

Missouri is home to 12 Certified Incubators located throughout the state.  Missouri has a Small Business Incubator Tax Credit for the purpose of generating private funds to establish a “protective  business environment in which a number of small businesses can collectively operate, foster growth and development during the start-up period. 

MOSourceLink

MOSourceLink connects aspiring, emerging and established small business to a network of nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services. MOSourceLink staff connect resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and start-up small businesses throughout the region. This free resource can help you start or expand your business in Missouri.  

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