We Champion the Bold.
Arch Grants disrupted the status quo of economic development in 2012 with a mission to transform the economy – in St. Louis and throughout the world – by attracting and retaining extraordinary entrepreneurs. Through our unique and groundbreaking annual Startup Competition model, we provide $75,000 equity-free grants and access to an ecosystem of resources, helping early-stage startups grow and scale. Our program is a beacon for entrepreneurs globally, developing the next generation of employers, civic leaders, and philanthropists for the St. Louis region. Join us.
Entrepreneurship is a relentless pursuit. Those who risk it all to start something truly original are some of the bravest and the boldest among us.
These believers and builders are at the core of what Arch Grants stands for: the unwavering spirit of big ideas and a community that rallies behind the entrepreneurs who pursue them. We champion the bold because we believe that together, we can create the future that we can now only imagine.
accelerating economic development
Arch Grants Companies have gone on to create more than 2,347 jobs in Missouri, generate over $479 million in revenue, and attract more than $411 million in follow-on capital.
BUILDING A “DYNAMIC NESTING ENVIRONMENT”
The St. Louis community welcomes Arch Grants Founders into a robust ecosystem of support, resources, and talent that nurtures and empowers these leaders to thrive as their companies grow and scale.
CULTIVATING EXTRAORDINARY COMPANIES
Over the past nine years, we have funded 207 unique companies. Each one has a vision to change the world, and Arch Grants is committed to helping them to succeed.
Pursuing Lasting Change at arch grants
Our job is to create and build momentum. To knock down walls. To bring people together. Because when we do, we can mobilize an entire region to rally behind the visionaries who will take us all to new heights.
Even when Balto was just two guys in a room, we were getting an outsize amount of support from the community. Whenever anyone asks me, “Where do entrepreneurs in the St. Louis metro area come together to build for the future?” It’s an easy answer: Arch Grants.
Co-Founder and CEO