Invest Midwest

InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and clean energy/sustainability. InvestMidwest has helped generate over $850 million of investment in 12 years.


Five premier educational and research institutions joined forces to create Cortex, a not-for-profit organization. With their initiative, and ever expanding community support, Cortex is destined to become the regional and national hub for life science research, development and commercialization. Anchor

Nidus Partners

Nidus Partners LP is a unique collaboration between experienced entrepreneurs and strategic corporations to identify and commercialize innovative technologies broadly impacting the energy markets. The partnership provides seed funding, entrepreneurial experience and market input to identify and manage the key


TEC @ Railroad Exchange Building (T-REx) is a low-cost, flexible-lease space with plastic plants and internet, oriented to the nascent IT startup entrepreneur.  T-REx, where you go “to build something gigantic”, is underwritten by three not-for-profit economic development organizations: Partnership


BioSTL fosters collaborative efforts to advance innovation & entrepreneurship that build on St. Louis’ world-class medical & plant biosciences. Areas where BioSTL will take the lead in execution include: Building regional capacity in capital and entrepreneurship in the biosciences, including


MoFAST is a partnership among the U.S. Small Business Administration, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Department of Economic Development and its partners to bring government research and development awards to your small business. Our goal is to help Missouri companies