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Mid-Missouri's Innovation Week

October 6-13, 2017

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MID-MISSOURI'S INNOVATION WEEK

Bringing Up Business Week is an annual event celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of mid-Missouri’s inventors, entrepreneurs and supporters.

 

A variety of events throughout the week give you the opportunity to learn more about the entrepreneurial organizations and resources available in mid-Missouri, network with like-minded business professionals and gain valuable skills and knowledge.

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Bringing Up Business Week connects entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, industry and agency professionals, students and government officials through networking events, information sessions and facilitated collaborations. Past events have included Columbia Start-Up weekend, a keynote address by Shawn Askinosie, an entrepreneurial boot camp, pitch competition, tech expo and several other networking events. Stay tuned as we plan Bringing Up Business Week 2017 and release more event information, and check out highlights from Bringing Up Business Week 2016.

WHY ATTEND?

Attending Bringing Up Business week will give you an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations, entrepreneurial resources and cutting-edge research available regionally. You can network with inspiring entrepreneurs and innovative researchers and form new partnerships with professionals in Mid-Missouri’s business-friendly innovation hub.

 

18,342

NEW MISSOURI BUSINESSES WERE FORMED LAST YEAR

Source: The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), a division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

 

$419.6 million

IN NEW INVESTMENTS WAS ACQUIRED BY MISSOURI FIRMS IN 2014-2015

Source: Missouri Business Development Project, a division of University of Missouri Extension.

 

13%

OF UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS RECEIVING NSF GRANTS
STARTED A NEW FIRM

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy Article

If you have any questions or if you or your company would like to be recognized as a sponsor for a specific event, or associated as contributing to the entire innovation week, contact Sherri Helm, Senior Program/Project Coordinator at the University of Missouri.

helms@missouri.edu or 573-882-3087

Mid-Missouri's Innovation Week

October 6-13, 2017