The STL Export Accelerator, the first accelerator in the St. Louis area to focus exclusively on exports, will grant non-dilutive seed money to local companies seeking to expand their footprint outside of the United States. The winners receive funding, training, mentoring and office space at one of STLVentureWorks’ innovation centers. This is the inaugural year for the export awards.
The STL Export Accelerator, which includes $60,000 in prize money from JPMorgan Chase, was established by World Trade Center St. Louis and Accelerate St. Louis as phase one of the recently launched St. Louis Metro Export Plan in collaboration with The Brookings Institute – Global Cities Initiative. It rewards startups and the region’s small-to-mid-sized companies which plan to export within two years of launching.
STL Export Accelerator finalists:
Ivani / Network Presence Sensing
Lean Media, Inc.
Microbial Detection and Treatment
Start Right Foods
U.S. International Foods