Startup Application Hub

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Currently Accepting Applications

Description Who’s eligible? Applications Due
As a non-profit organization created by the Missouri legislature to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies, the MTC uses funds it receives from the state to support startups and entrepreneurial support services. There are four types of IDEA Funds for companies at every stage. February 15, 2017
 Known for being the largest digital marketing event in the Midwest, MDMC is introducing a startup pitch competition with a cash prize of $5,000.  Digital marketing startups  February 24, 2017

Accepting Applications Soon

Description Who’s eligible? Applications Open
Arch Grants is a source of  equity-free funding for startups and an opportunity to root your business within a growing entrepreneurial hub. Recipients receive $50,000 and a host of support services to grow their business. For-profit startups with innovative technologies, products, or services- located in, or willing to relocate to, St. Louis. March 1, 2017

Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis

Description Who’s eligible?
Square One Ignite

Entrepreneurship Training

4-week program created to help founders quick-start their business model validation process. Entrepreneurs are introduced to the local ecosystem of support, connected with mentors, and challenged to identify the crucial next steps in launching their business.

Individuals in the concept and pre-prototype stage.

Apply between January 1 to April 20, 2017

ITEN

Accelerator

Develop from concept stage through design, prototype, launch, revenue, funding and rapid scaling. Guidance from serial entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and important community influencers- requiring neither payment nor equity. Innovative, scalable tech ventures in big data/data analytics, cybersecurity & financial services, infrastructure, software & mobile development, or healthcare IT.  

 

Gateway VMS

Mentoring

Provides pro-bono team-based mentoring services to early-stage entrepreneurs to refine their business model, challenge ongoing assumptions, and accelerate the growth of the startup. Entrepreneurs from all sectors, including manufacturing, consumer products, tech and healthcare.
BioGenerator

Accelerator

BioGenerator is the investment arm of BioSTL, which was formed to create, grow and invest in bioscience startups in the St. Louis region. Bioscience startups in the pre-company through Series A stage, and located in the St. Louis metro area or are willing to relocate.