Accelerating Economic Development

saint louis economic development

Arch Grants’ portfolio companies have gone on to create over 3,500 jobs in Missouri, generate $742 million in revenue, and attract more than $693 million in follow-on capital.


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How We Champion Founders

how we champion - connect


We help forge connections between Arch Grants Founders and potential investors, customers, and talent. 

how we champion - advise


We endeavor to be true partners to each and every one of our Founders, helping not only their companies thrive, but their teams as well. 

how we champion - engage


We plan events and creative opportunities for Founders to interact with one other and with the broader St. Louis community, to help forge lasting personal and professional connections. 

how we champion - recruit


We know that Arch Grants Companies that hire in St. Louis are more likely to stay and grow in our region, so we help to make connections for our Founders with potential hires, interns and contractors. 

how we champion - support


For Founders immigrating to the U.S., we work closely to support their visa and/or citizenship objectives. 

how we champion - advocate


We advocate for the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem by serving on regional planning groups and committees and helping to educate key legislative leaders. 

The Ecosystem That Rallies Around Founders

Because of Arch Grants, we’ve had the courage to work in a more challenging market with higher returns. Not only was the $50,000 grant helpful, but the credibility we received, as well as the introductions to potential clients, has helped us become successful faster than we predicted.


CEO and Co-Founder
WayLit, Inc.

allison bischoff - coo - rozzy learning company

Arch Grants is always willing to connect us with professionals who can give us business advice or help with their services. They encourage communication among founders so that we can continue to foster a strong network.

Allison bischoff

President & Founder
Rozzy Learning Company

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Be a Part of the Movement

We champion extraordinary entrepreneurs to create positive change – for St. Louis and for the world. Join us by applying to our Global Startup Competition, becoming a financial supporter, volunteering your time, or amplifying our message.