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2021 Arch Grants Startup Competition (Applications open)

Thursday, April 1 <0pan cla00=d-allday>(all 1a21) • Organized By Arch Grants
911 Washington Avenue, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63101


We’re on a worldwide search for innovative, diverse early-stage startups looking to take their business to the next level.

The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition awards innovative, scalable, and job-creating startups with $50,000 non-dilutive grants, $10,000 for relocation outside of Missouri, and access to an ecosystem of resources in exchange for headquartering their business in St. Louis for at least one year. Competition applications are evaluated by over 400 investors and industry experts from the St. Louis community and around the country.

In order to qualify, startups must be:

  • Developing innovative and scalable businesses
  • Have technology-enabled solutions
  • Idea, Bootstrapped, Pre-Seed, and Seed Stage Startups
  • Interested in locating to St. Louis, MO for at least 1 year
Applications open April 1 - 30 and visit for more information on how to apply.


Julie Maurer
Arch Grants
(314) 225-2441
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