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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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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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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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Bayer CropScience recently announced a licensing agreement with Missouri Innovation Center client Elemental Enzymes. Founders Brian and Katie Thompson started Elemental Enzymes in 2011 based on research conducted at the Christopher S. Bond Life Science Center at the University of Missouri. They have been a resident client at the MU Life Science Business Incubator since…

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Dr Jake Halliday recently joined Tensive Controls as CEO and Chairman. Dr Halliday will assume corporate business and management tasks along with Tensive founder, Dr Ken Gruber, who will continue as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr Halliday served on the Board of Missouri Innovation Center from 1993, and as its CEO from 2004 – 2014. Dr…

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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI:  Missouri Innovation Center’s Board Chairman David Keller today announced the appointment of Bill Turpin as President and CEO of Missouri Innovation Center (MIC).  Turpin has resided in Silicon Valley since 1990, having participated as a principal in a series of entrepreneurial ventures.  He will move to Columbia to lead MIC effective June 23,…

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