Posts By: Bill Turpin

Mediacom Business, a division of Mediacom Communications Corporation, today announced an agreement to provide a dedicated fiber connection with Gigabit internet speeds to the Missouri Innovation Center. The agreement with the MIC is due in part to a company-wide initiative called Project Open Road, a significant capital expenditure to proactively connect more businesses to their…

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The Missouri Innovation Center has completed the second investment round of investments from the MIC Accelerator Fund. The investment committee approved funding of five additional companies. At this point, 10 investments have been approved since the MIC Accelerator Fund was formed in July 2016. The most recently selected companies include: Lifeblood by Adam Weber and…

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Clients of the Missouri Innovation Center are eligible for a valuable package of training and credits from Amazon Web Services. Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity quicker and cheaper than a client company building an actual physical server farm. Some of the world’s hottest startups, including Airbnb, Slack, and Robinhood,…

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MIC Hires David Frahm as EIR

The Missouri Innovation Center recently hired David Frahm as an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR). Based on David’s experience as a lead developer at numerous startups, he has real-world experiences to share with entrepreneurs as they are developing their product or service. As an EIR, David’s role is to provide coaching to clients on tech development…

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Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) is branching out from life science startups to create the Mid-MO Tech Accelerator. The associated $2+ Million “MIC Accelerator Fund” will support new companies with an initial investment of $25,000 – $50,000 focusing on innovations in digital technologies, internet services, and software. The first generation of startups to receive an investment…

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Entrepreneur.com recently included Columbia, Missouri on their list of “15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch”. The entry for Columbia notes that Columbia is “one of the best college towns” and is “great for entrepreneurs, with an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs and investors.” The listing links to the MIC website which has…

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The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded $95,000 of tax credits to the Missouri Innovation Center. These tax credits are part of the Small Business Incubator Tax Credit Program which helps fund 10 Innovation Centers across the state of Missouri. The funds leveraged by these credits can be used for capital and other non-operating…

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Sarah Hill created StoryUp in 2015 to create immersive 360 video stories. StoryUP’s first experience, Honor Everywhere, was released in November of 2015 with Jaunt VR, Google, Ghost Machine VR and VU Foundation. Since that time, they have created experiences for Zenith Aircraft company, Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy, Pate-Jones, and Welcome Home, Inc. In early 2016,…

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EternoGen Aesthetics, LLC developer and manufacturer of advanced collagen scaffolds, announces the successful completion of its financial round. It has secured $5MM to prepare for the 2016 European commercialization of Rapid Polymerizing Collagen (RPC Pure-Collagen), the first of a rich pipeline of products delivering natural results through Bio-Dermal Restoration in facial aesthetics. This financing enables RPC Pure-Collagen to complete the…

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