Launched in 2014, the Yield Lab St. Louis is the original Yield Lab branded accelerator. This accelerator invests $100,000 into early stage technology companies that revolutionize agricultural and food systems to sustainably provide for the world. The Yield Lab St. Louis has 17 portfolio companies that have successfully raised over $50M in equity funding.
The Yield Lab St. Louis programming will meet 6 times a year over the course of the 2018 calendar year, starting in late February. Programming sessions run for two or three days and take place in St. Louis, Missouri. During this time, companies will be guided through a uniquely developed accelerator program designed to leverage the agriculture assets unique to the American Midwest. Yield Lab programming places an emphasis on providing access to customers, collaborators, and capital. Each company will be assigned a dedicated Yield Lab Managing Director to guide them through the course of programming and beyond.
The Yield Lab St. Louis has an affinity network extending across the world to help each portfolio company in their pursuit of growth.
We will announce the Yield Lab St. Louis 2018 portfolio companies in early March. The application for The Yield Lab St. Louis 2018 will now be available year-round on F6S. We will be evaluating applications for off-cycle investment starting on April 20th. If you would like to be considered for off-cycle investment, please finalize your application no later than April 20th, 2018.