Business Incubators

Downtown Incubator
Columbia Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) launched the Downtown Incubator in 2012.  The Downtown Incubator is a shared workspace for innovators to work 24/7/365 and serves as a meeting place for natural collaboration with other creative minds. The space, next door to REDI’s headquarters and the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), serves as an affordable, 24-hour office providing resources and space for local entrepreneurs. With nearby advisors and a supportive entrepreneurial atmosphere, the Downtown Incubator has become home to a wide variety of start-up businesses. Some businesses use the incubator for a short time; others are long-term. The incubator is used as a full time office, a satellite office, and as a business drop-in space to work between downtown meetings. Some use the incubator on a daily basis and others only occasionally. The Downtown Incubator provides professional meeting space and address in a convenient, downtown location. Resources from REDI and the Columbia SBTDC counselors are available to all clientele of the Downtown Incubator.

500 East Walnut, Suite 105
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 442-8303


MU Life Science Business Incubator
The Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) operates the MU Life Science Business Incubator at Monsanto Place, which offers biomedical and life science wet labs and engineering (including software) suites for startup companies. MIC counselors reside at the business incubator and offer ongoing mentoring services and technology commercialization assistance.

1601 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 884-0496