UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center

The Yield Lab

The Yield Lab is focused on bridging the gap between innovation and fruition of new AgTech by supporting early stage companies. We provide support for within the solid framework of organizations and businesses from the St. Louis area.

About

The Yield Lab is focused on bridging the critical gap between innovation and fruition of new agricultural technology by supporting early stage companies. The Yield Lab provides new AgTech companies with $100,000 in funding, mentors, and connections supported by an agriculturally solid framework of organizations and businesses from the St. Louis area. The Yield Lab selects four to eight agriculturally based technology companies each year with a nine month cohort. Each selected company takes part in the accelerator program and receives invaluable hands-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with the top agriculture research and development institutions in the region. As one of the largest areas of business in the Midwest, agriculture is a leading industry with extensive influence within the region and beyond. The diversity with the central location, along solid business communities and support, make St. Louis a leading space for Ag Tech expansion. With a growing population expected to reach over 9 billion by the year 2050, innovative solutions within the AgTech field will play a critical role in feeding a growing population in the coming years. The Yield Lab is committed to being a part of the solution by investing in early stage companies that have the potential to make a big difference going forward.

Services

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Accelerators
Primary ContactMatt Plummer
Address1100 Corporate Square
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Phone(314) 753-8671