Office of Research Administration

Resources for Entrepreneurs

 

Index of Resources

Note: If you find a broken link or would like to suggest a new resource be added to the list, please contact Tamara Wilgers.

 


 

Starting a Company - General Guides

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Evaluating Your Business Idea

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Business Plans and Planning

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Business Counseling and Mentoring Services

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Establishing a Business in Missouri

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Intellectual Property

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Find a Technology to License from the University

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Prototyping

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Funding Sources

Business Plan Competitions

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Grants and Loans (includes SBIR assistance)

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Pre-Seed & Seed Capital

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Angel Investors

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Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs)

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Venture Capital Firms
Venture capital firms tend to be specialized in specific industries and tend to only invest in those industries. VCs want to invest money in companies that can realistically expect high rates of growth, 20% or more, for at least several years. They take partial ownership in the business, and therefore expect to have a say in how the business is operated. The following are some of the VCs located in the St. Louis region:

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Manufacturing

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UM Incubators & Research Parks

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Other Resources

These organizations and initiatives provide advocacy, networking and funding for technology initiatives.

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