The Yield Lab is a food and agriculture technology business accelerator that invests $100,000 in the early stages of AgTech startups. They offer one-on-one mentorship, free workspace, and networking in the St. Louis area. This award acknowledges them as an organization that has enhanced the image of St. Louis and exposed the city to the international community.
Previous award winners include The Honorable Kevin O’Malley, United States Ambassador to Ireland, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and Mark Wrighton, Ph.D., Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis.
“Honoring the Yield Lab with this year’s Global Ambassador Award was the obvious choice,” said Tim Nowak, World Trade St. Louis Executive Director. “Their work in the AgTech space, not only in St. Louis, but abroad, is why this award was created and we are thrilled to name the Yield Lab as this year’s recipient.”
This award will be added to the recent milestones reached by the Yield Lab. Earlier this July, the Yield Lab launched the Yield Lab Galway, a food and agriculture technology venture fund and business accelerator, located in Galway, Ireland.
“We believe finding innovative solutions to sustainably feed the world’s rapidly growing population are the biggest problems facing human kind today,” said Yield Lab Managing Director Thad Simons. “The Global Ambassador Award comes at a pivotal time in our international growth and will provide greater recognition and strategic opportunities for both our St. Louis and Galway based investments.”
Tom Adamitis, Managing Director at the Yield Lab, accepted the award on the Yield Lab’s behalf. “Being bestowed with this honor based on our efforts, locally, nationally and internationally, gives St. Louis and the Yield Lab a boost of confidence to continue our work in finding a way to sustainably feed our world’s growing population.”