Turn an idea to gold with MIDAS support.

Have a concept related to metals, materials and/or new fabrication?

Not sure where to start, or how to grow? MIDAS can help.

VAP clients at KAST have access to free professional services through the Discovery Foundation’s HERE program.

To better support our entrepreneurial technology VAP program clients, KAST has partnered with carefully selected local service providers through the High Value Expertise in a Rural Environment (HERE) program.

The Venture Acceleration Program major stomp on the gas pedal of your business, designed to launch and grow your technology idea, start-up or business venture – faster and more successfully.

Participants receive dedicated attention from an experienced Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR), a “been there, done it” technology and business professional.

Read more HERE.


The RevUp program is for growth companies with annually $500,000+ in revenue.

RevUp provides a team of business coaches working hands-on with you and your management team to action plan and grow your business.

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What is it: most business ideas need some financial support. Access our entrepreneurs in residence to make sure your concept is ready for investment, then tap our network for funding access.

Value: don’t go for money until you are ready and make sure you apply to the right funds. MIDAS will guide you! We can make the introductions and make sure you are ready to apply.