Arch Grant recipients have gone on to create more than 1,900 jobs, generate over $393 million in revenue, and attract more than $292 million in follow-on capital to the region.
of follow-on capital
of revenue generated
of companies led or co-led by a
woman, person of color, immigrant
of active companies operate
in St. Louis
additional startups built in
St. Louis by founders
How We Champion Founders
We help forge connections between Arch Grants Founders and potential investors, customers, and talent.
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.
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.
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.
For Founders immigrating to the U.S., we work closely to support their visa and/or citizenship objectives.
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
One thing that I’ve learned is how important introductions are. One of the best things about Arch Grants is their network. They connected us to resources we would not have been able to tap into.
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.
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.