Tool Kit - Funding
Incubators and Accelerators

Yield Lab

Through $100,000 in funding, world class mentoring and support, and the agriculturally solid framework of St. Louis, Missouri, selected companies will participate a 9 month cohort preparing them to penetrate agricultural markets. We are excited to be doing our part to help make St. Louis the gateway city to a more food secure future.

Centene Center for the Arts

The Centene Center for the Arts is a dynamic, vibrant arts accelerator owned and operated by the Arts and Education Council and strategically located in the Grand Center Arts District.  Through a leadership gift from the Centene Charitable Foundation, the Centene Center provides sixteen arts organizations with administrative office spaces offered at below-market rates along with rehearsal, collaborative, exhibition and event spaces provided to tenants at no additional cost.  The Arts and Education Council provides subsidized facilities and services at the Centene Center to allow arts organizations to apply their resources to expand programming and outreach efforts and make a greater impact in our community.

St. Louis Fashion Fund

Saint Louis Fashion Fund is a new non-profit, led by a 32-member Board of Directors, which includes leaders in culture, fashion, higher education, law and business. The Fund will support the activities of Saint Louis Fashion Week, now in its 11th year, while also bringing valuable projects and education to theSt. Louis Community throughout the year – industry panels, professional support for local designers, and fundraising activities to support future programs as well as the debut of a Fashion Incubator, housed in the former Garment District, which will open in late 2016.

Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The award-winning Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a service-oriented business incubator connecting industry and academics which offers state-of-the-art research facilities, a commercial analytical lab, and tailored support for business acceleration.

Jordan Valley Innovation Center

The Jordan Valley Innovation Center operates under a mission of product development for our corporate partners and interdisciplinary educational experiences for our students.

Newman Innovation Center

Mission: Create a positive environment for developing, supporting and promoting entrepreneurs; with an emphasis on those pursuing innovative technology and job creation.

Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center

MREIC’s vision is to help small businesses grow and succeed. We work with businesses one-on-one to determine their business needs and provide individualized services. We assist clients in the areas of start-up, marketing, finance, and technology commercialization.

Missouri Innovation Center

The MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place is a remarkable facility that we manage and operate in collaboration with the University Of Missouri. The facility is a total of 33,000 square feet of conference room space, private offices, wet lab facilities, shared lab facilities, and open office environments used for facilitating start up companies.

Peer 151

If you work from home, let Peer 151 help you Work Independently But Not Alone. If you run a small business, let Peer 151 be your Small Business Support Group. If you have an idea for a new business or product, let Peer 151 be your Innovation Incubator

Helix Fund

Helix Center Biotech Incubator is owned and operated by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, which over the past 20 years has helped launch successful businesses through four other incubators located throughout the community.