Accelerate St. Louis Challenge

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Accelerate St. Louis Challenge

The Accelerate St. Louis Challenge is exactly what it sounds like — a challenge for the best local startups. The reward: No-strings-attached cash, top-tier professional services, new office space, and an opportunity to compete in front of St. Louis’ startup community. With some of the biggest sponsors and best prize packages, the challenge highlights local entrepreneurs, helps them develop their venture and rewards the best-of-the-best in an all-out public celebration at Startup Connection.

First place cash prize: $50,000
Second place cash prize: $30,000
Third place cash prize: $20,000
Bright Futures Award cash prizes: $5,000 each minority-led, women-led, veteran-led, and immigrant-led winners.

Read about the 2016 winners

Watch videos of 2016 finalists
AirZaar
Babyation
Cotton Cuts
Eureka Analytics
Geneoscopy
Idiomatic
Ivani / Network Presence Sensing
Lifepack
MathBRIX
NanoGuard Technologies
PawFriction
PEDECARE
Public Funds Investment Tracking and Reporting
Pro-Arc Diagnostics
Pyngby
Sports Valet
Upaya Pharmaceuticals

View more photographs from the 2016 Startup Connection and the Accelerate STL Challenge awards ceremony.

Startup Connection & Accelerate STL Challenge 2016

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Meet the winners of the Accelerate St. Louis Challenge since 2000

2016 Resources

Challenge Overview & Rules

Important Dates

News Release from SLEDP