If you’re starting a business, building your company, or even just considering a new idea, we have resources to help you find your way. The innovation centers in Cortex provide access to the space, support, education, mentorship, funding, and community needed to tackle the tough stuff.



Venture Cafe’s weekly mission is to build a stronger, more inclusive innovation community through programming, space, storytelling, and engagement. Come to a Thursday Gathering and start connecting with hundreds of others in the innovation space.



The Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) provides infrastructure and resources for early-stage, high-growth companies in the fields of information technology, bioscience, and consumer and manufactured products. If you’ve got questions about building a business, these are the folks to call.


Founded at Washington University in St. Louis, Sling Health brings students, faculty, and entrepreneurs together to develop devices and solutions for clinical problems.

MEDLaunch connects Saint Louis University students with clinicians to improve standards of care, promote innovation, and provide students with entrepreneurship experience.




The Cambridge Innovation Center St. Louis provides space and community for entrepreneurs and business owners. Whether you’re looking for a coworking space, a private office, or lab, CIC St. Louis has a place (and coffee, and snacks, and WiFi, and copying, and concierge service…) for you!


BioGenerator creates, grows and invests in promising bioscience companies and entrepreneurs in the St. Louis region. The firm’s work spans the early-stage startup lifecycle of companies within the health and plant sciences, and provides shared lab and office space for its portfolio companies.


The Global Center for Cybersecurity @ Cortex (the “GCC”) comprises a transdisciplinary network of companies, academic and research institutions, and startups spanning the sciences, defense, healthcare, finance, agriculture, aerospace, automotive, and technology sectors.


Additionally, the GCC is creating a diverse talent pipeline by partnering with local educational and apprenticeship programs that target underrepresented communities.