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Money Bag
By Sarah Mote
February 06, 2015

Looking for Startup Funding?

Applications for IDEA Funds for startups now open.

Attention entrepreneurs! Are you looking to launch or grow the next great startup company in Missouri? Help is just a click and an app away.

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) is accepting applications through March 6 for funding through the Missouri IDEA (Innovation, Development, and Entrepreneurship Advancements) Fund.

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 are being accepted for the following IDEA Fund programs:

► Missouri TechLaunch

► Seed Capital Co-Investment Program

► Venture Capital Co-Investment Program

► High-Tech Industrial Expansion Program

The application deadline for all four programs is March 6, 2015.  

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