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ST. LOUIS WAS BUILT ON INNOVATION. WE WANT IDEAS TO GROW AND THRIVE.

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Accelerate St. Louis is the epicenter of innovation for the St. Louis region. It is a regional effort to showcase the startup explosion reshaping the region. Economic development, business, civic, entrepreneurial, political, and venture capital leaders are united in supporting the movement. There is no better time to start a company, and there’s no better place to start it than in St. Louis.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to accelerate the growth of St. Louis’ dynamic startup community by strengthening connectivity, securing new capital, and raising awareness of the innovation that is happening in the region.

STRENGTHENING CONNECTIVITY

Accelerate St. Louis connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to tap into the St. Louis startup ecosystem, launching and growing their business. Entrepreneurs can use Accelerate St. Louis to find resources, advice from serial entrepreneurs, preeminent events, and much more.

SECURING NEW CAPITAL

Through advocacy of state policies, such as Missouri Technology Corporation, and targeted efforts to increase regional capacity for venture development, we strive to attract additional capital to the region, further accelerating the transformation.

SHARING THE ST. LOUIS STARTUP STORY

We do this by amplifying regional news and events, as well as the companies and entrepreneurs that have energized our community and made this renaissance possible. We give voice to the story of the St. Louis entrepreneurial movement and are working to tell the world about the fertile ground for startups.

OUR PARTNERS

Accelerate St. Louis is the result of a collaboration of a number of leading St. Louis entrepreneurship support organizations, entrepreneurs, and investors.  We are an unprecedented regional coalition of leaders who are committed to achieving great things that none of us could achieve alone. Our collaborative results will help take our St. Louis region to the next level.

Accelerate St. Louis is made possible by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the State of Missouri.

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