BioGenerator Wins $750,000 in Federal Funds to Expand Labs and Grants to Build New...

Grant expands BioGenerator Labs and Commercialization Resources

The Yield Lab Institute Announces Manure Challenge Sponsors and Industry Advisors

The Yield Lab Institute has announced the addition of a number of diverse advisors to the Manure Challenge, as well as a successful application...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Charlie Walch from Pluton Biosciences

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Charlie Walch, CEO of Pluton Biosciences.Looking for Good Bugs There...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with James Forbes from Good Life Growing

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with James Forbes, Co-Founder and CEO of Good Life Growing.https://www.facebook.com/EQSTL/videos/1238417586329229/ Good...

NanoGuard Technologies Closes ~$6M Series A Round to Reduce Food Waste

NanoGuard Technologies, a St. Louis-based AgTech startup, whose proprietary High Voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma (HVACP) non-thermally improves food safety and reduces food waste, has...

Benson Hill Biosystems Names St. Louis As Headquarters, Announces Expansion Plans

Benson Hill and partners plan new facility and intend to create 200 new jobs to St. Louis.

The Yield Lab Announces Five New Portfolio Companies

The Yield Lab has announced five new companies have joined the 2019 Yield Lab North America. These companies were selected out of a pool...

The Yield Lab Launches Venture Fund and Accelerator Program in Asia Pacific

The Yield Lab opens agrifood tech venture fund and accelerator program in Singapore.
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Connie Bowen from Yield Lab

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Connie Bowen, Program Manager at The Yield Lab and...

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: There’ll be an AgTech startup belt around St. Louis

Are certain regions better equipped to handle certain type of startups?

The Ag Innovation Showcase looks to the Future of Farming and Food

The St. Louis Danforth Plant Center brings together innovators from all walks of the agricultural industry to address the farming's greatest challenges and opportunities.

Summary: “St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of Agtech”

An article titled St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of AgTech from missouripartnership.com states that over the past decade, St. Louis has established itself...

Agrilyst Provides a Platform for Indoor Farmers to Understand Their Data

Allison Kopf is the Founder and CEO of data and analytics startup Agrilyst, a platform designed to optimize indoor farming.

IoT in Agriculture Makes Heartland Tech Really Sexy

We tend to think of the tech revolution in sexy terms – the sleek new gadget, the impossibly cool Silicon Valley, the enigmatic tech...

With Help From The Yield Lab, Aptimmune Biologics Gains Access to the Worldwide Market

Aptimmune Biologics, a member of the 2016 Yield Lab portfolio of AgTech startups, announced their partnership with Kemin Industries, an Ag and Animal product...

St. Louis AgTech Accelerator Growing into Global Influencer

The Yield Lab, a pioneer AgTech Accelerator, is building a network that extends far beyond St. Louis into Europe and LATAM.

St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A...

A report from the Brookings Institution looks at regional economic strategies surrounding industry clusters, and highlights the work of BioSTL, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, as examples of organizations that are currently getting it right.

Farmers Are Businesspeople, Too

A farmer’s ultimate goal is to maximize his or her profits. For any business advertising new services or technologies to the farming community, that’s...

AgTech Firm AeroFarms Maximizes Production and Efficiency while Producing Tastier “Lifestyle Greens”

In order to prove they have a winning formula of sustainability + quality, NJ-based AgTech pioneer AeroFarms is partnering for high-end market access and...
Saturn Agroscience

AgTech Pioneer Benson Hill Biosystems Launches New Subsidiary

St. Louis-based Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement AgTech company unlocking the natural genetic potential of plants, announced the formation of Saturn Agrosciences, a...

From Science Research to IoT Device Design: Plant Analytics Startup Grows With Arch Grants

Dr. Nadia Shakoor is pioneering the future of agriculture and plant research with an IoT-enabled phenotyping and data collection device. She opens up about her debut in the business world.

GlobalSTL Formalizes Business Development Agreement with French AgTech Accelerator

New Partnership to Help Businesses Access U.S. and French Agriculture Markets

Consumer Trends Drive AgTech Industry Development Slowly But Surely

Marrone Bio Innovations' founder and CEO Pam Marrone issues a call-to-action: the agriculture industry is poised to achieve a future of better yields for farmers and better quality foods for consumers, if it can inform and engage these audiences effectively.

Farmers Aren’t Just the Backbone of America. They’re People Too.

Today's modern farmers are social, informed, and online. If you don't already know this, your ag business is likely missing out on some major marketing opportunities.

Agriculture Is A Bellwether Industry; AgTech A Bellwether Of Change In The Heartland

EQ spoke John D. Santi, co-founder of Davos on the Delta, an AgTech conference, and discussed his vision for the conference and for the future of American agriculture.
AgIdea

Davos On The Delta Connects Farmers, Distributors, and Buyers, to Spur Innovation in AgTech

Startups in the multi-trillion dollar global agriculture market are currently underinvested, leaving a giant hole the size of Missouri into which savvy investors can and will invest.
Lean Media

Lean Media Closes $500K in Seed Funding from Missouri Investors

Lean Media, an audience-first programmatic media company serving the agriculture industry and businesses targeting rural audiences, has announced the successful closure of an oversubscribed...

Why Missouri Innovation Leaders Should Focus on AgTech and Autonomous Vehicles

I’m not originally from Missouri, so the first time I drove from St. Louis to Kansas City, I learned three things:Missouri has a...
AgIdea

Biotech Crop Startup Plastomics Raises Investment For Early Seed Round

Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making crops hardier through chloroplast engineering, is pleased to announce the closing of an early Seed Round. Their technology will...

AgTech Accelerator Adds Three New Managing Directors

Agtech VC fund and startup accelerator, The Yield Lab, has announced the addition of Sherri Brown, Ph.D., Tomás Peña, and Pat Pinkston. They will join the...

GlobalSTL Attracts International Healthcare Innovators by Focusing in on St. Louis Strengths

Thirteen Israeli and Irish companies are working to launch business deals with St. Louis healthcare systems and corporations following the inaugural GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit.
AgIdea

Argentina-Based AgIdea Is Bringing Cutting-Edge Ag-Tech Innovation to America

AgIdea has been in the business of innovation for a while now — it's been 11 years, to be exact, since it was founded in Pergamino, Argentina. But the AgTech company, which aims to add value at the intersection of science and agribusiness, is new to St. Louis, where it's already making an impact.
Kaiima

Israeli AgTech Startup Kaiima is Blooming in St. Louis

"Kaiima" is a Hebrew word that means "sustainable" or "long-lasting." For Kaiima-the-company, the name reflects its commitment to developing agricultural solutions for growers to improve their crop productivity in a sustainable way. Meet the Israel-based company that has been growing its US operations rapidly out of the Helix Center in St. Louis County.
Ginger Imster

Ginger Imster on Diversity in Tech, Making St. Louis a Startup Magnet & Upcoming...

Imster has been tasked with promoting our region to startups in the US and around the world. We sat down with her to catch up on the Partnership's upcoming initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.
Blue Orb

BlueOrb Wants to Make Us Healthier Through Safe, Smart Crops

BlueOrb's mission is to use nanotechnology and genetics to help farmers create more abundant, safer, and healthier crops. Here's why its Indian-born founder Umesh Vekaria is creating his company's global headquarters in STL.
Chris Danforth

Meet Chris Danforth: General Partner Cultivation Capital Life Sciences Fund

Chris Danforth has his hand in a wide variety Life Sciences investment and non-profit activity throughout the region. Meet the general partner in St. Louis-based venture firm Cultivation Capital's Life Sciences Fund and Managing Director of The Yield Lab.
Automation team GlobalSTL

From Israel to Ireland: Checking in With GlobalSTL

The initiative can now boast five international startup companies that have chosen St. Louis for their US base. Here's a look at some of their success stories.

The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.
Sheila Sweeney

Interview: Sheila Sweeney on St. Louis’ Emerging AgTech Corridor

The CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership on why St. Louis is the right place to build an Ag hub and other updates impacting the tech community.

Tomas Pena of S4 Finds a Home Away From Home in St. Louis

St. Louis is in the heart of the Corn Belt. It’s a perfect seat for AgTech companies looking to serve the U.S. market, and...

Disrupting the Food Conversation with Vance Crowe of Monsanto

Food is changing, and if we're to feed the world sustainably, all the stakeholders need to talk. Vance Crowe is director of millennial engagement...

That’s Life (Sciences)

We examine St. Louis' life sciences startup scene: a hotbed of innovation, growth and promise.
Tom Brutnell

How Tom Brutnell Balances Research and Application

As the global population increases, agricultural yields must increase to feed the world’s population. Compounding the explosive population growth is the decreasing available tillable...

Yield Lab Announces 2016 Portfolio Companies

More than 120 applications from 26 countries were submitted for the seven spots in Yield Lab’s 2016 class. The nation’s first and largest agriculture...

Yield Lab grows next crop of AgTech startups

Yield Lab, a St. Louis-based accelerator for Agricultural Technology companies founded in 2014, recently wrapped its first cohort in September. Seven companies went through the nine-month program, which Program Director Matt Plummer declared a resounding success.

Why This Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase Is A Big Deal For Startups And St....

We've teamed up with BioSTL and The Yield Lab to offer you an even closer look at what the Ag Innovation Showcase has in store.

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