Investors & Partners
The Incubation Factory
The Incubation Factory (TIF) is unique to the technology transfer industry, in that it serves as a “Commercialization Agent” for leading Technology Transfer organizations. Andy Wolter is the Executive Vice President of Operations of TIF and serves as Equinosis’ Strategic and Operational Advisor. Andy completed a degree in engineering at Iowa State University, and received his M.B.A with honors from the College of William & Mary. Andy served in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program as a commissioned officer from 1990-1997. He then joined GE Appliances as an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer and was promoted to Master Black Belt in GE’s Six Sigma Quality organization. In 2001, he joined GE Capital as an Operations Manager for Vendor Financial Services. Andy’s roles as the COO include managing the infrastructure and operations of TIF while providing operational support to all companies under the TIF umbrella, including Equinosis®.
Missouri Innovation Center
The Missouri Innovation Center (MIC) is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1984 with the purpose of fostering economic development through creation, incubation, and attraction of innovative high-growth ventures. MIC’s goal is to grow the life science and technology industry cluster in mid-Missouri. This is accomplished by leveraging research and innovation by and with the University of Missouri for the benefit of the region and the State. Equinosis® offices are located in the MU Life Science Business Incubator in Columbia.
Centennial Investors (CI) was founded in 2006 by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its 100th anniversary and to support the technology sector of the mid-Missouri economy. CI was created to meet the early capital needs of university and private sector entrepreneurs, bringing to market exciting ideas generated in university labs and private businesses.