Financing Resources

Missouri S&T EquityNet Platform

Missouri S&T's Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) has selected EquityNet as its platform to help local entrepreneurs raise capital. EquityNet is a patented crowdfunding platform. It provides access to more than 20,000 individual investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $207 million in capital since it was launched in 2005. The platform is flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of business types from high tech ventures to local retailers. It functions as a matchmaker that connects entrepreneurs with interested investors. However, the actual deals are consummated offline.

Individuals and businesses that want to use EquityNet must normally pay a fee of as much as $828 per year. However, qualified clients of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) operated by TTED will be able to access the EquityNet platform for free the first year. They will also receive ongoing business counseling from TTED. Those interested in learning more about the service should contact TTED by email at sbtdc@mst.edu.

University of Missouri System Enterprise Investment Program

The University of Missouri System's Enterprise Investment Program helps Missouri-based start-up and early-stage companies working to commercialize intellectual property developed at the University. The intent of this program is to assist in the commercialization effort of University-developed intellectual property in order to create jobs and generate lasting economic benefits to the State of Missouri. This competitive program provides a maximum investment of up to $500,000 for qualified companies. For more information, click here

Angel Investment Groups


Equity-based Crowdfunding Platforms

  • SeedInvest - SEC approved crowdfunding portal
  • CrowdFundingSTAR - SEC approved crowdfunding portal
  • EquityNet - entrepreneur and investor matchmaking platform
  • Wefunder - SEC approved crowdfunding portal
  • StartEngine Capital - SEC approved crowdfunding portal
  • NextSeed - SEC approved crowdfunding portal


Venture Debt