Arch Grants

Global Startup Competition

The Competition

The Global Startup Competition will

re-open in early 2017.

First Round Application Requirements:

Final Round Application Requirements (Optional in First Round):

Applicants that are invited to the Final Round of our application will have about a week to submit these requirements from the time they are notified of their status.

Since 2012, Arch Grants has awarded more than $4 million in cash grants to 76 startup businesses that were willing to call St. Louis home. With the help of our program and support services, these companies have gone on to create over 300 jobs, generate nearly $28 million in revenue, and attract over $80 million in follow-on capital.  Arch Grants Companies are growing at a fantastic pace.

Please refer the our FAQ page for more detailed information regarding Arch Grants and the Global Startup Competition.

What do you get?

Who should apply?

Arch Grants is looking for innovative technologies, products, or services, wrapped within scalable for-profit business models with the potential to make national or international impact.

Preference will be given to companies that are beyond idea stage; bring with them teams of talented, diverse, and value-additive individuals; and demonstrate that the grant money and support services have a meaningful impact on company growth.

We seek to attract entrepreneurs who are already located in St. Louis OR are willing to relocate here. Basing your business in St. Louis is a requirement for receiving the grant. All of our current entrepreneurs are investing their time in making the St. Louis startup scene even stronger.

The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition is an industry-agnostic competition; we have funded startups in the following areas:

What are the requirements to receive a grant?

Check out our Grant Agreement

How do you apply?


Applications are being accepted through this portal.

There are two rounds of evaluation for the 2016 Arch Grants Global Startup Competition.

What are the important dates?

Fall 2016 Competition: The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition is now closed for Fall 2016. We will reopen the competition early 2017.