About THE HUB Business Incubator

A business incubator is defined as a catalyst for socio-economic development, providing a process for developing early stage ideas into viable business ventures. The HUB offers formal and informal learning opportunities and connects entrepreneurs to local resources and related support services.

The HUB serves the entire Lake of the Ozarks region (Camden, Laclede, Miller & Morgan Counties). It is governed by a Board of Directors that represent the entire regional area.

To foster entrepreneurship in the Lake of the Ozarks region by creating an environment in which existing businesses grow and expand and start-ups are encouraged and developed by building and coordinating an ecosystem of small business and entrepreneurship resources and services, such as mentoring, programs, connections, and financial support.

The mission of THE HUB is to create a stronger business ecosystem in the Lake of the Ozarks area that enables the development of successful businesses that can graduate from the incubator and thrive in the marketplace. THE HUB coordinates existing resources and facilitates development of new resources to complete its mission.

Examples of who THE HUB may help:

  • Area entrepreneurs that are currently in the marketplace or exploring the community
  • Startup businesses or organizations
  • Retirees seeking an encore career
  • Existing business looking to expand

HUB Board of Directors

Mitch Shields

Mitch Shields

HUB Chair

K.C. Cloke

K.C. Cloke

Vice Chair

Jenna Woods

Jenna Woods

Treasurer

Ryan Neal

Ryan Neal

Secretary

Steven Dust

Steven Dust

Board Member

Waterfront Corporate Services

Jason Lutz

Jason Lutz

Board Member

John Perkins

John Perkins

Board Member

Board Member, Attorney, Mento, Entrepreneur

Byron Dudley

Byron Dudley

Board Member

Brian Thompson, PCED

Brian Thompson, PCED

Board Member

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