The Missouri S&T VentureLab is operated by the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). It is intended to provide services and resources to individuals starting new business ventures and operating small businesses in Rolla, Missouri and the surrounding communities. The Program operates primarily out of Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center at Innovation Park. The VentureLab comprises a co-working space coupled with business counseling and services. This program is made possible in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Benefits of Participation

The benefits of participating in the VentureLab Program include:

  • Work space and meeting space
  • Professional business image
  • Increased credibility with prospective customers and partners
  • Business coaching and counseling
  • Increased chances for business success

Read the Venturelab program overview, policies, and procedures >

Apply online >

Service Levels Comparison

 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Program Fee Free   $59/mo   $99/mo   $159/mo
Business Hours Access (M-F 8a-5p) √       
After Hours Access (24 hour/7 days)         √   
Parking Permit Hang Tag          
Mailing Address        
Directory Listing        
Workstation Access  Open   Open   Open   Assigned
Lockable Filing Cabinet and Garment Closet            
Limited Free Use of Bldg. Conf. Rm.       √   
Use of Copier/Printer/Scanner       √   
Step-by-Step Start-up Assistance √    √    √    √ 
Business Model Development Assistance √    √    √    √ 
Intellectual Property Assistance √    √    √    √ 
Links to Prospective Customers √    √    √   
Links to Potential Strategic Partners √    √    √    √ 
Networking Opportunities   √    √    √ 
Training on Business Concepts √    √    √    √ 
Marketing Planning Assistance √    √    √    √ 
Financial Planning Assistance √    √    √    √ 
Access to Capital Sources √    √    √    √ 
Investor Presentations Assistance √    √    √    √ 
Government Contracting Assistance √    √    √   
SBTDC Participation Required √    √         
Entrepreneurship Club Participation Required √    √         

For informational purposes only.  All pricing is in U.S. dollars.  Services and prices subject to change at any time without notice.

See list rates for additional services >

Contact Information

For additional information please contact Mr. Malcolm S. Townes by phone at 573-341-7616 or by email at


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at