Colombian Agtech Company Uses Missouri as US Launch Point

lifepackTwo years ago next month, Claudia Barona and Andrés Benavides moved 2,500 miles to pursue their entrepreneurial dream – expanding their company Lifepack into the US market.

Thanks to Missouri programs like Arch Grants, which funds startups to the tune of $50,000 without taking an equity stake, and Yield Lab, the US’ only agtech accelerator program, along with the strong agtech infrastructure in place in Missouri, their company is seeing good success already. And they have more growth planned in Missouri with the addition of a manufacturing facility.

You can learn more about their entry to the US, the support they received, and their company in today’s issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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