Arch Grants, a St. Louis-based early-stage investment company, has been disrupting the status quo of economic development with a mission to transform the economy – in St. Louis and throughout the world – by attracting and retaining extraordinary entrepreneurs.
Arch Grants works to enhance the economy in the St. Louis region through its annual Startup Competition. Winners receive $75,000 in equity-free cash grants, plus an additional $25,000 for companies that relocate to St. Louis. Plus, pro bono support services are provided for entrepreneurs who headquarter their early-stage businesses in St. Louis.
Companies that have previously benefitted from Arch Grants include Edison Agrosciences, an agtech company working to find new ways to produce rubber from sunflowers; Native Pet, a pet nutrition company that has developed a range of all-natural and limited-ingredient pet supplements; and SentiAR, an augmented reality company that is developing technology that can create holograms of a patient’s heart with the goal of reducing operating times and improving patient outcomes.
If you are interested in growing in Missouri’s innovative business ecosystem, consider applying for Arch Grants 2022 Startup Competition by checking out their website here. The current application process ends April 15th.