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Ten years in, Arch Grants’ fingerprints can be seen across St. Louis’ startup sector. Of the 207 startups backed by Arch Grants, 165 are still in operation or have been acquired.

Arch Grants partners with NISA Charitable Fund

Arch Grants partnered with NISA Investment Advisors’ Charitable Fund to meaningfully increase the funding available through the nonprofit’s Startup Competition model for 2021 under an innovative platform called #STLOnward Awards.

Arch grants announces 2021 cohort

The 34 mark a record amount of startups backed through Arch Grants’ annual competition. In previous years, the nonprofit has funded about 20 companies annually as part of the contest.

Arch Grants Founders in the News

Claim Academy

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The founder that pivoted: How Arch Grants led Ola Ayeni to create a new business.

Tcare (2019)

The startup that stayed: How Arch Grants’ winner TCARE has expanded in St. Louis.

Geneoscopy (2016)

The St. Louis startup that grew: How Arch Grants sparked Geneoscopy’s expansion.

A sustainable future for St. Louis food producers.

Female Founders: Dr. Natalie King on the 5 things you need to thrive and succeed as a woman founder.

balto (2018)

Balto raises $37M to expand its tech for contact centers.

St. Louis Ecosystem in the News

Innovation Hubs: Where Innovation Lives

There’s no shortage of innovation centers in the St. Louis region—home of the highest concentration of plant science PhDs in the world.

Downtown incubator T-REX names first winners of new GeoSeed Grant Program

Downtown innovation and entrepreneurship center T-REX has awarded the first grants through a new program designed to accelerate geospatial technology projects.

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A guide to St. Louis resources for underrepresented entrepreneurs

As St. Louis’ technology and entrepreneurial ecosystems have grown in recent years, so too have efforts to ensure the region provides an equitable and inclusive environment for entrepreneurs.

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Over the past nine years, Arch Grants has funded 173 unique companies. Each one has a vision to change the world, and Arch Grants is committed to helping them to succeed.