Startup Application Hub

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Currently Accepting Applications


Description Who’s eligible? Applications Due
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. May 15, 2017
The Kauffman Inclusion Open is for those with uncommon solutions for leveling the playing field for diverse entrepreneurs who have been excluded due to demographic, socio-economic and geographic barriers.  Nonprofit and for-profit organizations  May 2, 2017
Ameren Accelerator


An accelerator led in partnership between Ameren, Capital Innovators, and USML for companies with innovative energy technologies. Companies dedicated to new energy technology. May 12, 2017
The National Space Society and the Center for Space Commerce and Finance host a pitch competition on May 26 for cash prize and guaranteed entry to the NewSpace Business Plan Competition in November.  Tech startups with space-scalable technologies.  May 12, 2017

Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis

Description Who’s eligible?


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.