St. Louis

Launched in 2014, this was the first Yield Lab branded accelerator.  This accelerator invests $100,000 into early stage agriculture technology companies that sustainably increase the world food supply and/or reduce the inputs into the production chain.  The Yield Lab St. Louis evaluates companies from all around the world and currently has a 12 company portfolio that has raised over $15M in follow on capital since joining the Yield Lab program.


The Yield Lab St. Louis programming is 9-months long with formal programming in St. Louis for two days every month from January through September, culminating at the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis. During this time, companies will be guided through a uniquely developed accelerator program designed to leverage the agriculture assets unique to the American Midwest. Each company will be assigned a dedicated Yield Lab Managing Director to guide them through these 9 months.


The Yield Lab St. Louis has an affinity network extending across the world to help each portfolio company in their pursuit of growth.  In 2016, 85 industry experts participated in the Yield Lab St. Louis accelerator programming, providing feedback on portfolio companies’ pitches, advising them on their business models, and showing them the in’s and out’s of raising capital.


The Yield Lab St. Louis 2017 Application Timeline

September 1 – Applications are open for Yield Lab St. Louis 2017. Apply here!

October 16 – Applications for Yield Lab St. Louis 2017 are due.

Our team will perform due diligence on your company from October through December. We will announce the 2017 Portfolio selection in December.

Questions? Please contact Connie Bowen, Program Manager at

Connie Bowen

Accelerator Schedule



Introductions & VC101


Fundraising & Farmer Pitch Day


MBA in a Day


Business Development




VC Pitch & Demo Day




Supply Chain


Ag Innovation Showcase, St. Louis, MO