Missouri Technology Corporation achieves $50 million investment milestone through state-sponsored venture capital program

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

MTC Investment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC)’s Innovation, Development, and Entrepreneurial Advancement (IDEA) Fund has reached the significant milestone of surpassing $50 million in equity-based investments into nearly 160 Missouri-based technology startups. This achievement highlights MTC’s commitment to driving economic development and supporting technology-driven entrepreneurial endeavors in Missouri. “The impact of MTC’s $50 million of equity investments cannot be overstated,” … Read More

Graduation of the Aspire MO 2.0 Inaugural Class of 2024

Stacey MarlerBlog, Certifications, DED, Employment Opportunities, Grants, Funding, Support, Workforce

March 28, 2024, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the Missouri Women’s Council celebrated a monumental milestone—the graduation of the Aspire MO 2.0 Inaugural Class of 2024. Below are pictures of the graduates and those instrumental in making this program a success.  Vinod George and Mike Spurgeon from Missouri Enterprise provided hands-on training in warehouse, manufacturing, and supply chain.  Other service providers also … Read More

SIAL Inspire Food Business – Canada

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

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, Brand Development, Business Development, Business Growth, DED, Expired, 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 Seeks Candidates for Grants Program Manager & Operations Manager

Stacey MarlerBusiness Development, Blog, Employment Opportunities, Grants, Funding, Support, MTC, Operations

This is a great opportunity for anyone with strong ties to the state’s innovation and entrepreneurial communities and a desire to play an active role in supporting and expanding the state’s innovation and entrepreneurial capacities. The ideal candidate for the Grants Program Manager should bring extensive experience in grant and entrepreneurial ecosystem management, ideally within the Venture Capital sphere or related fields … 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

DED Accepting RFI Submissions for the Missouri CHIPS Act Program

Stacey MarlerBlog, Business Development, Grants, Funding, Support

DED is now accepting request for information (RFI) submissions for the Missouri CHIPS Act Program. This $10 million program will make investments in the state’s semiconductor supply chain and ecosystem, with an ultimate goal of attracting semiconductor manufacturers to Missouri. DED will accept submissions through Submittable until November 28, 2023. For further details, please review the Missouri CHIPS Act Program Guidelines. Complete information … 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

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