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.