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By Sarah Mote
October 27, 2014

3 Funding Opportunities for Missouri Tech Entrepreneurs

Funding for Missouri Technology Companies

Calling all tech entrepreneurs and startups,

Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) is accepting applications for three programs: two under the Missouri IDEA (Innovation, Development, and Entrepreneurship Advancements) Fund and another through its MOBEC (Missouri Building Entrepreneurial Capacity) program.

IDEA Funds

The IDEA Fund promotes the formation and growth of businesses that engage in the transfer of science and technology into job creation. The funds provide financing to eligible businesses through four components that correspond to the four stages of growth for investment-grade, high-growth enterprises. 

Applications for each of these programs may be found on MTC’s website.  

MOBEC Program

Through the MOBEC program, MTC makes strategic investments that expand the support system for entrepreneurs who are commercializing new technologies or who enhance the capacity of Missouri to grow its innovation economy.

Eligible applicants include public or private non-profit Missouri research institutions, including institutions of higher education, and non-profit entrepreneurial support and related organizations. 

The deadline to submit proposals for consideration is Nov. 19 as well.

So sharpen those ideas and get our proposals lickety split. 


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