Exploring Missouri's Innovative Ideas

The Missouri Technology Corporation (“MTC”) is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies. MTC focuses on 21st Century bio-science industries that build on Missouri’s rich history in agriculture and technology.

The Original Innovator

Missouri is a rising star in the world of entrepreneurship, creativity, and discovery, and the Missouri Innovation Center in Columbia, Mo., is one of the many organizations helping the Show-Me State shine. Originally created in 1984 to help the University with tech...

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Churning out Startups in the Show-Me State

The eFactory is not your father’s factory. In fact, rather than churning out products, it’s churning out companies. Located in downtown Springfield, the eFactory is a tech-focused entrepreneurship center and business incubator designed to help startup companies grow...

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Digital Sandbox: A Tech Playground for KC

Finding the right resources to build your tech business isn’t always a walk in the park, but for entrepreneurs in Kansas City, a trip to the Digital Sandbox might just do the trick. Launched in February of 2013, Digital Sandbox KC is a proof-of-concept program...

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Car Shopping: Texting Takes the Wheel

Selling a vehicle is no picnic, and shopping for the right car can be quite a process, too. What if you could advertise your car for sale all from the ease of your cell phone, or better yet, shop for vehicles using a simple text message? Thanks to Springfield native...

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Powering “Pup”tides

Located in Columbia, Mo., Tensive Controls is a biomedical startup company specializing in the modification of peptide compounds to behave better as drug molecules. Peptides are small chains of amino acids that can perform various tasks in living organisms, from...

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Navigating to Safety

When emergency strikes, there is no time to waste. Every second counts. After losing his mother in a tragedy that could’ve been prevented, Robb Woolsey, president and CEO of technology startup Rural First, knows this first-hand. Around five years ago, Woolsey’s father...

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