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 was announced at a media event at MIC on Oct. 12, 2016. The initial four startups have Missouri roots and have been developing innovative tech products for widespread commercial use. These companies include:

  • NVision Ag by Peter Scharf – This software is a precision agriculture product that helps farmers make data-driven decisions about fertilizer applications.
  • Recordly by a team of MU journalism and engineering students − This iOS app provides annotated transcripts of interviews for journalists.
  • EloScout by Connor Hall – This collegiate eSports recruiting service helps build varsity competitive gaming programs at universities.
  • AdSwapper by Amos Angelovici − This personalized advertisement firewall enables users to control their ad viewing experience and earn money by doing so.

MIC has a proven track record of incubating successful life science startups. Bill Turpin, CEO of MIC, is using his background as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Silicon Valley, to continue this success in Missouri.

More information and a link to the on-line application is at: Mid-MO Tech Accelerator.

About Bill Turpin

Bill is CEO of the Missouri Innovation Center in Columbia, MO. With over 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur in Texas and California, Bill moved back to Columbia in 2014 to share his experience with promising entrepreneurs and build on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mid Missouri.