CIC St. Louis opened its doors in October 2014 as the first CIC expansion outside of Massachusetts. Partnering with the growing Cortex district, we quickly established two locations, CIC@CET and CIC@4240, with a third soon to come! CIC St. Louis offers beautiful design, a wide variety of dedicated offices, stocked kitchens, phone booths, wet lab space and event spaces. Our staff continues to be energized and motivated by the incredible thinkers and creators in St. Louis, and are working to support and encourage them more every day. Let’s grow together!
Venture Café St. Louis is CIC's non-profit sister organization. Their mission is to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, connecting innovators to make things happen. Every Thursday, innovators gather at Venture Café for impactful connections. This past year Venture Café has facilitated a growing community of returning innovators and ambassadors. Last year, the Café brought in 25,000 visitors!
On October 22, 2016, TechShop opened across the street from our 4240 location, bringing a huge set of fabrication tools and resources to the St. Louis region. They're an important partner in the Cortex district, and CIC is excited to have them as a next door neighbor! Additionally, we're working on reciprocal discounts to make all these incredible resources even more accessible to St. Louis thinkers and entrepreneurs.
CET is the largest and oldest Innovation Center in Missouri! CET is nationally recognized for providing the infrastructure and resources needed for early-stage, high-growth companies in the fields of information technology, bioscience and consumer/manufactures products. CET offers flagship programs like Square One, filling an important role in the Cortex district and broader St. Louis region.
Unmetered coffee and snacks
Wet labs and access to shared equipment
Conference rooms and phone booths
24/7 access with on-site support . M - F
Concierge services, including mailing address
Unmetered printing + copying
Come check out our new shared lab space!
- Centrifuges and Incubators
- -80° and -20 C° Freezers
- BioSafety Cabinets and Chemical Fume Hoods
- pH Meters, Top Load Scales, Pipetters, Shakers
- Vortex mixer, Spectro-photometry, Glassware
- DI Water Systems, lab ice, Autoclave Glassware Washer + even more!