Arch Grants

Arch Grants is a nonprofit organization that is building a new economy by providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis.

Through its competitive Global Startup Competition, Arch Grants retains and attracts the most innovative entrepreneurs to the St. Louis region.

This program is an aggressive effort to inspire the next generation of employers, civic leaders, and philanthropists for St. Louis.

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Arch Grants: 2019 Global Startup Competition NOW OPEN

Arch Grants is building a new economy in St. Louis by providing $50,000 equity-free cash...

How St. Louis Made Tech Headlines in 2018

While economic development organizations have always known this, recognition that Tech companies have an important role to play in the economic development of a city has been growing steadily among the investor community. As Tech investors grapple with an increasing sense of social responsibility, they have been looking to inspiration from cities outside of their traditional purview. Remarkably, St. Louis' startup ecosystem was often on their radar. In 2018, after years of stealthy bus tours to the Midwest, prominent investors started acting on their meditations, putting St. Louis at the center of many conversations.

Ten Semi-Finalists Announced for $1,000,000 Pitch Competition

Chaifetz Group has announced that ten companies have advanced to the semi-final round of the...

Recapping the Web: “How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups”

In Inc.com’s article “How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups” writer...

Recapping the Web: “After Arch Grants: Two St. Louis Tech Companies Helping People with Vision, Hearing Impairments”

Writer Julia Cain from #mySTL, a blog conceptualized by Downtown STL, Inc., showcases two of...