Accelerate St. Louis Contest Finalists Announced, Winners to Be Announced During Global Entrepreneurship Week

The list Includes 17 for the Accelerate Challenge and 16 for the STL Export Accelerator.

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Accelerate St. Louis, a regional entrepreneurship coalition created to accelerate the growth of St. Louis’ dynamic startup community through connections and resources, has selected 17 finalists for its annual Challenge and 16 finalists for its first-ever STL Export Accelerator.

The Accelerate St. Louis Challenge, which features $120,000 in prize money, was created in 2010 to recognize top startups in the region. It highlights local entrepreneurs and helps fund their ventures with non-dilutive cash prizes. Last year, five companies–MagBiosense, Easytork, RoverTown, Tallyfy and Scoville & Company–took home a total of seven prizes.

Accelerate St. Louis Challenge 2015
Accelerate St. Louis Challenge 2015

Accelerate added a new competition this year, The STL Export Accelerator, which will award $60,000 in prize money to startups and small- to mid-sized companies in the region that plan to export within two years of launching. Accelerate is collaborating on the new competition with the World Trade Center St. Louis, St. Louis Mosaic Project, Brookings Global Cities Initiative and JPMorgan Chase. The winners of the STL Export Accelerator will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Saint Louis University’s Cook Hall during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The winners of the Accelerate St. Louis Challenge will be recognized–in conjunction with the annual Startup Connection event–on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Washington University’s Knight Hall.

Accelerate St. Louis Challenge Finalists:



Cotton Cuts

Eureka Analytics



Ivani / Network Presence Sensing



NanoGuard Technologies



Public Funds Investment Tracking and Reporting

Pro-Arc Diagnostics


Sports Valet

Upaya Pharmaceuticals

STL Export Accelerator Finalists:



Arch Innotek

Eureka Analytics



Ivani / Network Presence Sensing

Lean Media, Inc.


Microbial Detection and Treatment




Start Right Foods


U.S. International Foods

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