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The Bourbon Friday Show with Kiley Summers from SpenDebt

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Kiley Summers, Founder of SpenDebt.https://www.facebook.com/EQSTL/videos/338082890186572/ SpenDebt—Saving by Spending In America there’s...

A “No” from Arch Grants Isn’t a “No” to Your Business

Once you've had a chance to take advantage of St. Louis's other startup resources, talk with your mentors, and strengthen your application, you should definitely consider re-applying the following year.

From Collaboration to Product Validation: An Interview with SentiAR CEO Jim Howard

Medical software company SentiAR is bringing innovation in augmented reality (AR) technology to the healthcare world. CEO Jim Howard opens up about the St. Louis-based connections that have helped mobilize his vision for the future of medicine.

We’ve Funded 114 Startups to Make a Difference in St. Louis

The Arch Grants Annual Report follows the economic impact of startups who receive $50,000 grants in equity free funding and relocate to St. Louis.

From Science Research to IoT Device Design: Plant Analytics Startup Grows With Arch Grants

Dr. Nadia Shakoor is pioneering the future of agriculture and plant research with an IoT-enabled phenotyping and data collection device. She opens up about her debut in the business world.

From Norway to St. Louis: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

Geir Karlsen from AppsCo opens up about the valuable resources that have helped him lift his tech startup to international heights.

It Takes a Village (and Universities Directly Engaging the Startup Ecosystem) to Retain Talent...

Two student entrepreneurs share how they made their way through University to founding a startup.

Universities in St. Louis Are More Engaged Than Ever In the Startup Ecosystem

Universities in St. Louis are becoming startup incubators themselves.

New Conference Aims to Prepare St. Louis Workforce to Transform Into A.I. Tech Hub

Prepare.ai's goal is to establish St. Louis as a regional and national hub of AI innovation. The serial entrepreneurs behind it are so excited about the potential of AI in the region, they're launching an annual conference.

Arch Grants Global Startup Competition Entrants: Get Ready for Transformative Feedback

Even the most constructive criticism is tough to take on, but it can often makes a crucial difference to your business. Will Edwards, Allison Mitchell, and Chris Ho – founders and Arch Grant Recipients – share their tips for getting the best feedback.

Creator Platform for Private Label Fashion Designers is Reclaiming Threads of St. Louis’ History

MakersValley connects fashion designers to Italian artisans and manufacturers who can bring their visions to life. It's also helping to re-establish St. Louis as one of the nation's most competitive fashion centers.

Create Your List Of Internal Values, Add Your Customer’s Values, Then Go Live Like...

A values-based culture is guaranteed to help you establish priorities, make better hires, and ultimately, build the most successful team for your startup.

Network Density, Access to Talent and Maximizing Your Capital Are All Good Reasons to...

New entrepreneurs might assume that they have to go to Silicon Valley or New York to get their companies off the ground, but such attitudes are changing.

How Allison Mitchell Made the Leap from Philosophy Major to Fashion Designer

Allison Mitchell shares her experience going from life as a philosophy major to founding her own fashion line.

How this Powerlifter is Running a Startup in Four Countries from a Desk at...

When it comes to the way we work, almost everybody seems to be shifting toward the open-plan office. But powerlifter-turned-entrepreneur Avi Silverberg is is putting a new mode of work into practice: remote teams.

Bioscience Startup Founders: Expect Bumps in the Road From Academic to Entrepreneur

Scientists entering the workforce are highly trained in their respective disciplines, but the academic world doesn't always prepare them for entrepreneurship. Two Arch Grants Recipients share how they learned to sell their science to potential investors and partners.

Mission Driven Startup Radically Thought Through Business Model to Reach Sustainable Business Goals

Sustainability is on the rise in the world of business, but many companies mistakenly believe that reducing their carbon footprint is the only foundation of a sustainable business. But authentic sustainability initiatives do more than just help the environment – they build stronger communities.

SentiAR Scored A Major Milestone In Federal Grant Peer Review Process

SentiAR, an augmented reality startup based in St. Louis, recently completed a rigorous peer-review panel that ended with a stellar score – and a $2.2M grant. SentiAR's success shows that the medical world is ready for AR, and their startup story shows what's possible when a city shares your vision.

Want to Supercharge Your Startup? Apply for Arch Grants’ 2018 Startup Competition

EQ - The Arch Grants 2018 Global Startup Competition opens on February 1st. Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about the program.

Hey, St. Louis – Let’s Build the Next Amazon Here

St. Louis won’t be Amazon’s second headquarters, but we have the talent, energy, and ambition to build our tech ecosystem from the ground up.Earlier...
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Venture Philanthropy: A People-Centered Approach to Economic Development

Venture philanthropy applies the principles of venture capital to address societal issues and transform communities. Here’s how Arch Grants puts these principles into practice...

18 Startups Win $50,000 Each To Locate Their Business In St Louis

5th Annual Arch Grants Gala sees huge donations made to help startups relocate their companies to St Louis and make a difference.
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How Arch Grants–and St. Louis–Helped These Companies Grow

Arch Grants recently launched applications for its 2017 class of Arch Grants recipients. EQ reached out to five companies who have already been through the process to see what they had to say about being a part of Arch Grants and building their companies in St. Louis.
Janus Choice

New to Town: Janus Choice, 2016 Arch Grants Recipient

Arch Grants works to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and fall in love with St. Louis at the same time. Meet one recent win: Janus Choice.
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Jump Start Your 2017: 5 Reasons Your Business Should Apply for an Arch Grant

It's no secret that to get a business started, one needs cash and a superior support system. If you haven't already applied for an Arch Grants, here are five reasons you should.

6 Reasons to Become a Friend of Arch Grants

Dave Finklang, president of the Friends of Arch Grants board, never thought he’d come back to St. Louis. Originally from Troy, Missouri, he left...

Two Arch Grants Companies Shine This Election Year

Few things are more visibly disruptive to the process of democracy than the long lines of frustrated voters. In a contentious Presidential election year...

Arch Grants Churns Out Accelerator Winners

Amit Kothari has achieved the status of bad ass. The technology entrepreneur steps out of a seminar in Silicon Valley hosted by 500 Startups,...

How Swizzle’s Founder Left—and Came Back to—St. Louis

In 2009, Nick Szabo looked around his hometown of St. Louis and didn’t see a lot of opportunity. The systems and personalities around entrepreneurship...

Arch Grants Keeps Its Entrepreneurs in the Ecosystem

Jonathan Leek never thought of himself as an entrepreneur. More often, he saw himself as a geek. When he was in college at the...

How Arch Grant’s Recipient Hemadvance Attracted its Startup Dream Team

As the leading cause of mortality in the world—responsible for more than 30 percent of global deaths according to the World Health Organization—the magnitude...
For Love of St. Louis

New Friends of Arch Grants Program Announced

Arch Grants creates easy ways to make a big impact with St. Louis startups.

12 Ways to Shop and Support STL Startups This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing, and right now you might be scrambling to find meaningful gifts for loved ones.Instead of re-gifting last year’s reject...

This Serial Entrepreneur Still Finds New Ways to Scale Up

Arch Grants Helps Jim Spicuzza, of CrisisGo, Grab VC Attention

How Venture Philanthropy is Taking Shape In St. Louis

Venture philanthropy might not be a household term, but it's taking place in our own backyard.

Meet Arch Grants: STL’s Own Innovative Funding Resource

Across the US, startups are receiving more of what they need most—funding.
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US Entrepreneurs Report Increased Access To Capital In Last 6 Months

Entrepreneurs' Organization, a global business network founded in 1987, released its latest report on US and global entrepreneurism in March of 2015. Released every six...