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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 12, 2015

Northwest CIE to co-sponsor annual InvestMidwest conference

Northwest Missouri State University’s Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be a co-sponsor of InvestMidwest, a venture capital conference set for April 1-2 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

The annual conference showcases dozens of companies from throughout the Midwest in the industry tracks of life sciences; technology; and food, agriculture and bioenergy. Attendees include investors from top venture capital firms, and InvestMidwest has helped generate more than $1 billion of investment in the past 15 years.

The application deadline for presenting companies is Friday, Jan. 16. To register or learn more, visit


About the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The CIE is designated a Missouri Innovation Center and was ranked last year by University Business Incubator (UBI) Index at 21st in the University Global Top 25 Rankings, a survey of more than 300 incubators in 67 countries.

Located on the north edge of the Northwest campus, the CIE is a mixed-use incubator with emphasis on technology-based, start-up companies. It also provides assistance to existing small businesses and encourages development of new small businesses. The 46,679 square-foot facility includes three lab analysis research areas, a shared scientific instrument room and 9,000 square feet of tenant office space, while the academic wing contains more than 16,000 square feet of highly specialized teaching and research labs and offices.

The facility is positioned within a two-hour driving radius of Kansas City, Des Moines and Omaha, providing companies with access to more than 1.5 million people. At the same time, companies located at the CIE enjoy the benefits of a consistently strong work-ethic and business friendly environment in a smaller rural setting.

For more information about the CIE, visit or contact CIE Director Larry Lee at 660.562.0823 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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