Entering the US Market
via CIC St Louis
CIC St. Louis is St. Louis, Missouri’s largest innovation community offering co-working, offices and labs.
Under the EDIMO agreement, your Edinburgh-based company can launch into the US market via the St. Louis region utilizing the co-working space at CIC-St. Louis. This enables your company to grow in a connected, supportive community, comprised of mentors, investors, talent, and collaborators.
It also allows you to be in the midst of innovative companies, both small and large, including Boeing, RGA, Monsanto, Emerson, Purina and Pfizer. These companies are leading the world in military aviation, financial services, AgTech, animal health and health innovation. In addition, the St. Louis region is connected to the entire US via extensive rail, river and road networks, and is home to an international airport.
With its strategic location, globally connected infrastructure, stable fiscal atmosphere, economic diversity, competitive business and labor costs, highly-skilled and hard working talent, quality of life, reliable and inexpensive energy, aggressive and performance-based incentives and a statewide commitment to attracting companies and investment, Missouri is a place where companies come to grow and thrive.
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Both the Missouri Partnership and Accelerate St. Louis are available to assist companies as they evaluate entering the US market via St. Louis.
Entering the EU Market
via Scotland's Capital City, Edinburgh
The EDIMO agreement provides your St Louis based company with the opportunity to launch into the European market via the thriving tech community that is Edinburgh. StartEDIN will provide access to their fantastic member network whilst a founding member of the initiative, The City of Edinburgh Council, will provide investor support and soft landing space to Missouri companies establishing offices in Edinburgh.
The support provided by StartEDIN and the City of Edinburgh Council will offer you the opportunity to grow your company in a strongly connected, resourceful and supportive tech ecosystem supplying a first class foundation for entering the European marketplace.
The US remains Edinburgh’s number one inward investor attracted by the quality of talent, its innovation driven business eco-system, connectivity and award winning quality of life. Edinburgh's vibrant tech community presents world class opportunities for Missouri based companies wishing to expand.
You will be placed in the centre of this thriving community with fresh new start-ups like Nullmighty, Roll Run, Clazzoo and Decidz; young and more established companies like Freeagent, Miicard, UserVision, whitespace and Administrate. Not forgetting our tech unicorns Skyscanner and Fanduel.
One of the things our members love most is their access to fantastic talent, especially with Edinburgh University, one of the top European universities, on their doorstep.
Our city also offers outstanding transport links with extensive road, rail and air links across Europe keeping you and your company well connected from the heart of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.
For more information on EDIMO, get in touch.