Dr. Michael Helmstetter, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Tech Accel has more than 30 years of experience working with private sector and government agencies. His start-up, spin-off and technology advancement expertise spans many sectors including agriculture, defense and biotechnology. His personal success in laboratory research and development covers biotechnology, toxicology, chemical instrumentation, sampling designs and complex data analysis. You can read more about him HERE.

Company: Tech Accel

TechAccel is a first-of-its-kind private capital development company that invests in, acquires, and accelerates early-state discoveries and technologies in agriculture, animal health, and food ingredient sectors. TechAccel targets higher risk innovations in need of advancement capital coupled to scientific expertise. The innovations are advanced in collaboration with Global Strategics, Universities and/or emerging start-up companies. 

In this episode:

Have you ever sat down to a meal and considered that the food you are consuming as innovative? Maybe, maybe not, but Michael Helmstetter has and his company, TechAccel is focused on agriculture and animal health. 

TechAccel is a venture and technology development organization. They deploy the capital and research services to advance technologies within the agtech and animal health space. Founded in 2014 in Kansas City, MO, learn how TechAccel has expanded into St. Louis and how you can get involved.  

  • Why did they decide St. Louis was the next step for expansion?
  • What impact has TechAccel had on St. Louis since 2017?
  • They’re open to exploring innovation with transformative impact – are you someone that wants to be involved? Help create jobs? Partner with TechAccel?

Resources Mentioned:


RNAi-Based Pesticides Contribute to the Promise of a New Green Revolution – Forbes Article

TechAccel Acquires St. Louis-based RNAgri