saint louis economic development

Accelerating Economic Development

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.

arch grants companies built, jobs created & follow-on capital
154
companies built
1,952
jobs created
$292MM
of follow-on capital
arch grants revenue generated, patents awarded & commercialized products
$393MM
of revenue generated
154
patents awarded
500+
commercialized products
arch grants diversity stats, st louis activity & additional startups
74%
of companies led or co-led by a
woman, person of color, immigrant
or veteran
87%
of active companies operate
in St. Louis
6
additional startups built in
St. Louis by founders

How We Champion Founders

how we champion - connect

Connect

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

how we champion - advise

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

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

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

Support

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

how we champion - advocate

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

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.

janna westbrook

CEO
Provider Pool

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

COO
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.