Business Incubators and Angel Funding

Downtown Incubator

Downtown Business Incubator NOW OPEN!  500 E. Walnut Street, Suite 105

REDI  launched a downtown incubator on September 6, 2012. The space, next door to REDI’s headquarters, will serve as an affordable, 24-hour office space for entrepreneurship in Columbia, providing resources and space for local entrepreneurs. Business incubation program activities fall into the following categories:

  • Stimulating technology entrepreneurship
  • Opportunity assessment (the technology, the market and the management team)
  • Planning, financing and accomplishing research and product development
  • Developing the business plan and securing start up funding* and growth capital
  • Incubating the ventures that result (mentoring and physically accommodating start up firms).

With this incubator providing the right tools and resources, the entrepreneurial climate of Columbia is sure to grow and create opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

REDI Introduction Packet to Downtown Incubator ver 2-5-14  for the Downtown Incubator Introductory Packet for information about the operations of the Downtown Incubator.

Download the application: REDI Incubator Application 1-6-14

Thanks to KBIA Reporter   for the following:

http://kbia.org/post/new-downtown-incubator-attracts-entrepreneurs-and-english-teachers

 adventur.es/The Museao

The Museao Building, 3500 Buttonwood Drive, Columbia, MO 65201 – What happens when creative people connect?  Sparks fly.  New ventures are born.  Beyond enjoying the 10,000 sq. ft. of distinct innovation environments, there are frequent events to help provide the spark.  AdVentures provide strategy, business support, funding and marketing services.

Innovatd

The Innovatd process consists of 4 stages.

Plan: In the planning stage we conduct a needs analysis for your business concept as well as look at the competitive landscape that exists in the marketplace. We determine the length of time it will take to get your idea to market and who needs to be involved in the process.

Fund: In the funding stage we will determine the costs associated with bringing your idea to market and how to best allocate the funds in order to ensure a successful launch with maximum profitability.

Market: In the marketing stage we will assess your target market and the appropriate mediums for reaching your intended audience. We will develop a plan around these findings and implement that plan with the help of our strategic partners.

Manage: In the management stage we will be responsible for the administrative aspects of your company so you can focus entirely on your customer and accelerate to market faster.

Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place

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The business incubator facility is owned by the University of Missouri and is operated by the Missouri Innovation Center.  Business incubation program activities fall into the following categories:

  • Stimulating technology entrepreneurship
  • Opportunity assessment (the technology, the market and the management team)
  • Planning, financing and accomplishing research and product development
  • Developing the business plan and securing startup funding* and growth capital
  • Incubating the ventures that result (mentoring and physically accommodating startup firms).

Our program is delivered by two experienced business advisors assisted by candidates in the Crosby MBA program at the Trulaske College of Business.

National Business Incubation Association has awarded the NBIA Soft Landings International Incubator designation to the University of Missouri Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place, a business incubator operated and sponsored by the Missouri Innovation Center.” – University of Missouri

Centennial Investors

CI is an angel investor network in Mid-Missouri that is a source of seed investment for startup technology companies. operations are based at the business incubator and monthly investor meetings are held at the business incubator. Our incubator also has relationships with the Mid-America Angels (Kansas City area) and the St Louis Arch Angels, as well as with venture capital firms with a demonstrated interest in early stage deals originating in the Midwest.

 

 

 

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