Startup Ecosystem

From co-working spaces to networking opportunities and angel investors, learn about resources in your area that make up Missouri’s supportive startup ecosystem. Be sure to check out all of our programs and resources for entrepreneurs/startups. From bioscience to tech, Missouri works to ensure that the next big idea is discovered right here in the Show-Me State. Print handout: Missouri's Entrepreneurial-Based Resources.

Missouri Innovation Centers

Located throughout the state, the centers work closely with their associated universities to develop high-growth advanced technology companies and commercialize innovations. The centers provide specialized facilities, access to capital, technical and business experts, resourcs and specialized service providers. 

Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC)

MTC is the state’s public-private organization that invests directly in tech and bioscience focused startups with the goal of accelerating private capital to fuel their growth. MTC's early stage capital co-investments help startups finance important activities to commercialize their technologies, such as hiring key personnel, protecting intellectual property, prototyping and proof of concept work, and purchasing equipment. The organization also provides grants to incubators, accelerators, and research centers throughout the state to further strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  

Small Business Incubator Network

View a map of the organizations throughout Missouri that participate in the state's small business incubator program. These entities receive financing that allows them to support local entrepreneurs through a variety of services, such as access to capital and work space. 

Missouri Source Link

MOSourceLink connects small business owners with a network of nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services. Created by a Missouri entrepreneur, this platform facilitates the linking of these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and start-up small businesses throughout the region.

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Check out all of our programs geared towards growing startups and small businesses.