Arch Grants Business Competition
Arch Grants offers startups funding in the form of grants and supports the startups as they remain or transition to downtown St. Louis through the Arch Grants Business Plan Competition.
Winners receive $50,000 in funding. After receiving an initial Arch Grant, startups have the opportunity to secure a second round of up to $100,000 in funding along with direct access to St. Louis-based angel investors.
To provide winners with the best chance of success, Arch Grants partners with comparable economic development endeavors in St. Louis that currently support business growth in the city including Innovation Venture Mentoring Service, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Regional Business Council, Washington University, St. Louis University, University of Missouri at St. Louis, Webster University, and Harris Stowe University.
Find out more at Arch Grants.
The i6 Project is a new, regional approach to identifying very early discoveries that with the right assistance, especially from industry experts, can be advanced toward commercial viability. The objective of the i6 Award is to create a more robust pipeline of new bioscience ventures in St. Louis that can potentially grow into significant employers in the future. i6 Project implementation is led by BioGenerator.
Projects selected are awarded between $25,000 and $125,000 through a competitive process. The two-year project includes two rounds of a three-phase competitive cycle to validate innovations and to narrow the field of commercial candidates to those with the greatest chance of seeding successful new ventures and growing employment in the St. Louis region.
Find out more at Regional i6 Project.