Startup Application Hub

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Currently Accepting Applications


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



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


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 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.