SIAL Inspire Food Business – Canada

Stacey MarlerExternal Events, Active, Brand Development, Business Development, Business Growth, DED

WHEN: May 15-17, 2024 COST: $5,000 DEADLINE: March 1st, 2024  Inspiring the agri-food industry is our promise to enable companies in the sector to better understand the market and global food trends to develop and sustain their competitiveness. SIAL Canada is the only national trade show to offer a complete range of food products under one roof. It meets the needs of the retail, food … Read More

Interzoo 2024 – Germany

Stacey MarlerExternal Events, Active, Brand Development, Business Development, Business Growth, DED, Marketing & Research

WHEN: May 07-10, 2024COST: $6,000 DEADLINE: February 19, 2024 Interzoo is the world’s biggest marketing platform for the pet industry. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and service providers from over 60 countries gather and present innovative pet supplies. This makes Interzoo a key source of inspiration for the international pet industry. A total of around 28,000 trade visitors from 129 countries come to … Read More

MTC IDEA Fund April 2024 Award Cycle

Stacey MarlerBusiness Development, Business Growth, Grants, Funding, Support, MTC, NIST MEP & Partners

As you may already be aware, Missouri Technology Corporation has a state-sponsored venture capital program. Through the IDEA Fund, we make equity-based investments to technology companies that have high growth potential and a strong commitment to economic development in Missouri. In 2023, MTC awarded over $9M to 32 companies through our four quarterly cycles. The IDEA Fund offers three programs … Read More

Aerospace & Defense Suppliers Summit (A&DSS) Seattle

Stacey MarlerExternal Events, Active, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Services, Blog, Business Development, Business Growth, ISO, Supply Chain

We are reaching out to select manufacturers in Missouri to extend an exclusive invitation to the 7th edition of the Aerospace & Defense Suppliers Summit (A&DSS), taking place in Seattle from March 12-14, 2024. This invitation is specifically for businesses holding an ISO or AS9100 certification, as this is a prerequisite for participation in the event. Why Attend A&DSS Seattle? Participation Details: … Read More

Global Entrepreneurship Week – #KC

Stacey MarlerExternal Events, Blog, Business Development, Business Growth, Expired

Global Entrepreneurship Week – #KC (Nov. 13-19) is the metro’s largest multiday educational event to help doers, dreamers and makers start and grow their businesses and side hustles. To attend at no cost, sign up and build your #GEWKC schedule from 110+ sessions at gewkc.com/sched. As always, this conference is 100% no cost to attendees. Our focus is, of course, business … Read More

Apply to the IDEA Fund Co-Investment Program

Stacey MarlerBlog, Business Growth, Grants, Funding, Support

MTC’s IDEA Fund is a state-sponsored venture capital program supporting Missouri’s early-stage entrepreneurs in developing technologies and creating jobs across Missouri while positioning companies for future venture capital investment. The IDEA Fund supports technology startups through matching equity or convertible debt investments for the purpose of technology and business development. To date, MTC has made direct investments of over $47M … Read More

Great Game of Business Conference

Stacey MarlerGreat Game of Business, Blog, Business Growth, Events, Expired, External Events

Business As The New Educators For 31 years, The Great Game of Business Conference™ has brought together industry thought-leaders from around the world to learn, be inspired, and make connections that empower companies to do business differently by educating, empowering, and engaging everyone on what it takes to WIN at business. This year we’re placing an emphasis on education, with … Read More

MTC Announces Physical Infrastructure Grant Recipients

Stacey MarlerBlog, Business Growth, Grants, Funding, Support

More than $1 million in grant funding to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem statewide through the Physical Infrastructure Grant Program has been awarded for the fiscal year 2023 grant cycle. Due to the success of the pilot program, MTC will be launching a full Physical Infrastructure Grant Program in the spring. The Physical Infrastructure Grant Program seeks to ensure entrepreneurs throughout the state … Read More

MTC to Launch Regional Node Planning Grant Program in Late-August

Stacey MarlerBlog, Business Development, Business Growth, Grants, Funding, Support

In the next few weeks, MTC will launch its newly developed Regional Node Planning Grant Program. These six-month grants will fund the planning necessary to create “nodes” which are intended to incentivize more of Missouri’s communities to successfully coalesce their assets to best support innovation and entrepreneurship through strategic, coordinated partnerships among entrepreneurial service organizations within the “node”. As identified … Read More

MTC Awards $2.4 Million in the July Investment Cycle

Stacey MarlerBlog, Business Development, Business Growth, Grants, Funding, Support

During the July 2023 Board of Directors meeting, $2.4 million was approved for equity-based investments in the following companies: Over the past decade, MTC has invested nearly $47 million in over 145 early-stage Missouri-based high-growth technology-focused companies, which have raised over $1.3 billion in additional private capital. MTC recently awarded the following: MTC currently accepts IDEA Fund applications continuously and … Read More