St. Louis and Missouri

Solis Agrosciences raises growth capital in expanded round led by Hermann, McKelvey and BioGenerator Ventures

By SPN Newsroom / December 8, 2022

Solis Agrosciences, created to provide R&D crop development services to agtech companies, today announced that it closed on major growth capital financing led by Hermann Companies, Jim McKelvey and BioGenerator Ventures. This funding will allow Solis to add additional talent and infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing customer base.   “Hermann has known…

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RNAissance Ag names agri-tech leader Steve Meyer new CEO

By SPN Newsroom / October 13, 2022

TechAccel LLC, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company investing in scientific breakthroughs for healthier agriculture, today announced that Steven Meyer has joined subsidiary RNAissance Ag LLC as chief executive officer.   Meyer most recently was chief operating officer at Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc., British  Columbia, a cGMP manufacturer of psychotropic compounds for therapeutic uses. Prior…

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Mission-driven tech startup selected to join latest cohort of fintechs in Mastercard Start Path program

By SPN Newsroom / August 23, 2022

OneKIN, a mission-driven technology company powering the future of retail for small businesses, has been selected for the Mastercard Start Path global startup engagement program, according to a press release issued by the company. OneKIN is joining the In Solidarity pathway, which is exclusively dedicated to supporting early-stage startups led by traditionally underrepresented fintech founders.…

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St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective opens applications for E3 Leadership Institute following successful first cohort

By SPN Newsroom / August 15, 2022

The St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective (STLEEC), a cross-sector collaborative that advocates for equity – primarily related to race and gender – and fosters system-level change within the St. Louis entrepreneur community, has opened applications for its E3 St. Louis Leadership Institute (E3).  Facilitated by Forward Cities President and CEO, Fay Horwitt, E3 is…

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Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken to become charitable app GiftAMeal’s largest restaurant partner, feeding families facing hunger in 12 states

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2022

With a growing number of Americans relying on local food banks for help finding their next meal, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken will join GiftAMeal as the app’s largest restaurant partner to help feed families facing hunger across 12 states, according to a press release issued today. Nearly one million meals have been provided by GiftAMeal…

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2022 proves Missouri is the next U.S. tech hub

By Subash Alias / June 6, 2022

This is an opinion piece by Subash Alias and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way humans move through the world. From social distancing to widespread masking to telecommuting, most people’s lives look a lot different now than in February 2020. The American tech industry hasn’t…

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Arch Grants awards $350,000 to four portfolio companies in Spring growth grants cycle

By SPN Newsroom / May 18, 2022

St. Louis-based nonprofit Arch Grants has officially awarded $350,000 in non-dilutive grants to four of its portfolio companies through its Growth Grants program. The list of companies includes Flipstik, Generation Mindful, HomeTraq and TCARE. “We are thrilled to award these four companies through the Growth Grants program,” said Gabe Angieri, executive director of Arch Grants.…

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Arch Grants, BioGenerator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and The Yield Lab partner to create an AgriFoodTech Arch Grants funding track

By SPN Newsroom / April 7, 2022

The St. Louis agtech ecosystem has coalesced its resources to attract startups to the St. Louis region by funding an AgriFoodTech track in the annual Arch Grants Startup Competition. BioGenerator, the startup arm of BioSTL; the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; and The Yield Lab have partnered with Arch Grants to extend more funding opportunities…

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Arch Grants increasing award amount for annual startup grants competition, will fund relocation costs

By Jonathan Gerhardson / February 7, 2022

Arch Grants has announced it will increase the awards for its annual startup grants competition beginning this year. The program awards annual non-dilutive grants to startups and early-stage businesses who base their operations out of St. Louis for at least one year. Winners receive $75,000, with an additional $25,000 available for eligible applicants to cover…

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