Capital Innovators

Capital Innovators is a nationally ranked 12-week accelerator program offering startups with traction $50,000 as well as access to over $1 MM in perks and benefits, mentorship, connections with the community’s top businesses and leaders, access to an extensive network of investors, office space and business programming.

Cohorts are selected biannually in the spring and the fall with five or six tech or product companies selected for each class. For the last three years, Capital Innovators has been named a top 10 national accelerator. Capital Innovators launched in 2010 and was St. Louis’ first accelerator program. Capital Innovators currently has 70 portfolio companies.

Capital Innovators recently launched Triumph C-Suite Solutions, a program that places C-Suite Partners with companies on a fractional basis in C-Suite level roles. 

In 2016, Capital Innovators announced a partnership with Maritz, Inc. The partnership includes knowledge sharing, the exchange of best practices and mentorship and a co-leased space in the Cortex Innovation Community.

Impact
Top 10 national ranking
$185+ million dollars raised
70 portfolio companies
98% companies operating

Signature Programs
Capital Innovators Accelerator Program 
Triumph C Suite

Key Dates
Check here for the most up-to-date information about Capital Innovators’ program schedule and application deadlines.

The Capital Innovators Demo Day is not-to-miss. Read more about last year’s Demo Day here.

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Twitter: @CapInnovators
Facebook: @CapInnovators
LinkedIn: /Capital-Innovators
Blog: www.capitalinnovators.com/blog-1
Website: Capitalinnovators.com

Office
CIC@4240
Cortex Innovation Community
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Capital Innovators Stories on EQ

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Capital Innovators is undeniably out to produce strong companies. Since the accelerator program launched in 2010, it's helped 70 companies get to the next level–with those portfolio companies having raised $185M+. With its intensive semester-long curriculum that gives individual attention to...
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Ken Herold’s fingerprints are all over the St. Louis startup scene. As an entrepreneur-in-residence for HOK, a global architecture, design and engineering firm during more than two decades with the company, he’s mentored more...

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