Arch Grants

Global Startup Competition

The Competition

The Global Startup Competition is accepting applications year-round.

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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 over $3 million in cash grants to 65 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 270 jobs, generate nearly $20 million in revenue, and attract over $50 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 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 prerequisite for receiving the grant and 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:

How do you apply?

Applications are being accepted through this portal.

There are two rounds of evaluation for the 2015 Arch Grants Global Startup Competition.

What are the important dates?

Spring 2016 Competition:

Fall 2016 Competition: