Partnerships Fuel Southern Missouri's Future

When Missouri’s private, public and philanthropic institutions work together, our region can thrive. Innovate SOMO is honored to serve as a leader in southern Missouri’s entrepreneurial and tech talent ecosystem, helping to align, coordinate and optimize economic impact. It is our privilege to act as an intermediary and connect the local organizations who make entrepreneurship and digital skill development accessible.

We are extremely grateful to work alongside such dedicated organizations. These players are key to driving access to opportunities for entrepreneurs and talent. Innovate SOMO would like to extend a sincere thank you to our network of partners that make our work possible.

Founders Circle

Innovate SOMO is grateful for the support we receive from foundations, corporations, public entities, and individuals who are among the most respected leaders in Missouri and beyond. Together, we’re supporting economic transformation, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem development in southern Missouri through donation, grant, and returns-based programs.

Make a charitable investment today to our designated fund administered by our partners at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Missouri’s leader in community development. CFO is governed by community volunteers and run by a professional staff that serves a network of donors, regional affiliate foundations, nonprofit partners and professional advisors through approximately 3,500 charitable funds.

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Capacity-Building Partners

From technical assistance to network modeling, our Capacity-Building Partners strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem through operational, programmatic, financial and organizational activities.


Ecosystem Partners

As intermediary for the entrepreneurial and digital workforce economic development sector, Innovate SOMO provides the critical infrastructure and assistance to connect our Ecosystem Partners—the network of regional service providers that help early-stage, high-potential companies grow.