The Yield Lab Institute, the think tank arm of St. Louis-based startup accelerator The Yield Lab, has selected eight companies to participate in the first-ever Manure Challenge.

The eight companies were among 63 applicants for Manure Challenge, a new startup competition focused on manure-management technologies and products. As part of the competition, cohort companies will receive mentorship, guidance and networking opportunities aimed at commercializing their technology. The eight startups will compete for non-dilutive funding at a pitch contest in the first quarter of 2020.

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